ASB reporter – May Summary

A total of 63 incidents were reported for May, however as 2 incidents were merely descriptive and no asb action reported; the official total for May is 61.

This represents an increase of 38.6% on the previous month’s total of 44 incidents.

Totals by house and their % of the total were as follows:

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson35 (55.6%)
Frobisher Crescent12 (19%)
Gilbert7 (11.1%)
Thomas More4 (6.3%)
Shakespeare Tower2 (3.2%)
Lambert Jones Mews1 (1.6%)
Defoe1 (1.6%)
John Trundle Court1 (1.6%)

In terms of the number of incidents and type of asb activity reported, the results were as follows:

Parkour26 (42.7%)
Cycling18 (29.6%)
Rowdy behaviour5 (8.3%)
Skateboarding2 (3.3%)
Noisy – loud talking2 (3.3%)
Noisy –alcoholic drinks party in
Bonfire
1 (1.6%)
Vehicle nuisance noise – moped1 (1.6%)
Children playing football1 (1.6%)
Tricks on scooter – non-electric1 (1.6%)
Loud motor cycle1 (1.6%)
e-scooter1 (1.6%)
Rollerskating1 (1.6%)

Will residents please continue to report any asb incidents they may observe/witness until, at least, the 20th June 2022* as this will provide us with a full year’s data with which to persuade the Corporation to introduce additional measures to help deter anti-social behaviour from occurring across the estate.

*The Barbican Association’s General Council has agreed that reporting should carry on beyond this date – until further notice – as most asb incidents occur during the summer months each year.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

02/06/22

ASB Reporter – March Summary

40 incidents were reported for March, however, as one incident of electioneering is not anti-social behaviour, the official total for March is 39 just 7 more than were reported for February.

Totals by house and their % of the total were as follows:

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson13 (33.3%)
Frobisher Crescent6 (15.4%)
Andrewes6 (15.4%)
Gilbert4 (10.2%)
Shakespeare Tower3 (7.7%)
Defoe2 (5.1%)
Breton2 (5.1%)
Thomas More1 (2.6%)
Speed1 (2.6%)
Bryer Court1 (2.6%)

In terms of the number of incidents and type of asb activity reported, the results were as follows:

Cycling10 (25.6%)
Skateboarding7 (17.9%)
Noisy motorcycle5 (12.8%)
Parkour5 (12.8%)
Loud music1 (2.6%)
Trespass/climbing1 (2.6%)
Filming a violent incident1 (2.6%)
Boys preparing to throw water balloons1 (2.6%)
Motorbike delivery on podium1 (2.6%)
Public urination1 (2.6%)

It is intended to continue asking residents to report any asb incidents they may observe/witness until, at least, the 20th June 2022 as this will mean that we will have collected a full year’s data with which to persuade the Corporation to introduce additional measures to help deter anti-social behaviour from occurring across the estate.

Deputy David Bradshaw C.C.

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

04/04/22

ASB Reporter – February Summary

There were 32 asb incidents reported for the month of February; representing a considerable increase on January’s total of 61. Indeed, approaching some 50% less.

Totals by house and their % of the total were as follows:

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson14 (43.7%)
Frobisher Crescent7 (21.9%)
Defoe5 (15.6%)
Andrewes2 (6.3%)
John Trundle Court2 (6.3%)
Breton1 (3.1%)
Bunyan1 (3.1%)

In terms of the number of incidents and type of asb activity reported, the results were as follows:

Parkour7 (21.8%)
Cycling6 (18.7%)
Noisy motor cycle4 (12.5%)
Loud music3 (9.4%)
Skateboarding2 (6.3%)
Cycling with loud music2 (6.3%)
Rowdy behaviour2 (6.3%)
Unspecified2 (6.3%)
Loud music & dancing1 (3.1%)
Intimidating behaviour1 (3.1%)
Noisy behaviour1 (3.1%)
Noisy car revving1 (3.1%)

Some Barbican residents, especially those wishing to sell their properties and move on, have expressed concern regarding fuller details of asb incidents being reported. They feel that such data portrays the estate in a negative way. It has therefore been decided not to provide this information on the Barbican Association’s website. This information, however, will continue to be collected and forwarded to the City of London Police and Barbican Estate Management.

It is intended to continue asking residents to report any asb incidents they may observe/witness until the 19th June 2022 as this will mean that we will have a full year’s data with which to persuade the Corporation to introduce additional measures to help deter anti-social behaviour from occurring across the estate.

Deputy David Bradshaw C.C.

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

15/03/22

ASB Reporter – June Summary

The Barbican Estate Security Committee are pleased to have been able to launch the Anti-Social Behaviour Reporter last month and we are also encouraged to see that a number of residents from various houses across the estate have already started to use this bespoke website to record asb incidents.

Between 19th and 30th June a total of 44 asb incidents were reported. Totals by house and their % of the total were as follows:

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson18 (40.9%)
Gilbert7 (15.9%)
Defoe4 (9.1%)
Bunyan Court4 (9.1%)
The Postern3 (6.8%)
Andrewes3 (6.8%)
John Trundle Court2 (4.5%)
Seddon1 (2.3%)
Breton1 (2.3%)
Willoughby1 (2.3%)

In terms of the number of incidents and type of asb activity reported, the results were as follows:

Skateboarding13 (29.5%)
Rowdy Behaviour8 (18.2%)
Parkour7 (15.9%)
Cycling7 (15.9%)
Loud Music/ 1 noisy moped7 (15.9%)
Roller Skating1 (2.3%)
Intimidating Behaviour1 (2.3%)

Security News Update

In the next few days Barbican residents will receive details with their post of the website address of an easy-to-use computer programme entitled Anti-Social Behaviour Reporter.

This has been developed by the Barbican Estate Security Committee for residents to record simply any anti-social behaviour incident they may witness across the estate.

The results will be used to help inform future decisions and policy changes both for residents and local enforcement agencies.

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