ASB Reporter – April Summary 2024

There were 35 reported asb incidents during April which is 59% more than the number reported for the same period last year.

Totals by house and their percentage of the total were as follows

HouseIncidents
FROBISHER CRESCENT11 (31.4%)
SPEED 7 (20.0%)
BEN JONSON 6 (17.1%)
BUNYAN COURT 3 (8.6%)
SHAKESPEARE TOWER  2 (5.7%)
GILBERT 2 (5.7%)
WILLOUGHBY 1 (2.9%)
BRYER COURT 1 (2.9%)
WALLSIDE 1 (2.9%)
LAMBERT JONES MEWS 1 (2.9%)

In terms of the type of asb, some respondents reported on more than one activity as follows:

Parkour5 (14.3%)
Skateboarding5 (14.3%)
Cycling5 (14.3%)
Loud Motorbike5 (14.3%)
Rowdy behaviour4 (11.4%)
LIME ebike abandoned3 (8.6%)
Delivery cyclist2 (5.7%)
Noisy behaviour2 (5.7%)
Vehicle nuisance/noise1 (2.9%)
Intimidating behaviour1 (2.9%)
Loud music1 (2.9%)
Roller skating1 (2.9%)

A report based on 12 months data June 2021 to June 2022 together with findings & recommendations of the Barbican Estate Security Committee has been provided to appropriate Corporation Members & Officers and discussions are ongoing – as an initial outcome a Task/Finish Joint Action Group was formed and met, just once, in December 2022.

This group has since been replaced with a new “ASB Strategic Meeting”. Unlike the previous group, however, this is not an open meeting – Decision taken for BEO’s Residents Service Team to produce an information leaflet for residents, revisiting and advising them of who to contact, for which type of anti-social behaviour and a brief explanation of what they should expect from making such contact.  STILL AWAITED ! from more than 1 year ago. There has been no response from Barbican Estate Management. However, an encouraging meeting was held yesterday with the new Assistant Director of Barbican Estate, Dan Sanders – so watch this space.

Meantime, please continue to report any anti-social behaviour you may witness occurring across the estate. Any crime, such as phone, bag or laptop snatching should be reported directly to the City of London Police and not included here.

Please remember that the intention of the ASB Reporter is purely to gather evidence of anti-social behaviour. Therefore, if you witness an asb incident please use the website to record the event but if immediate action is also required then you should follow normal procedure such as calling the Police on 101 (or 999 but only if URGENT); Barbican Estate Office; City Noise Team etc…

If it is the City of London Police that you call, it is essential that you are provided with a reference/case number – please include this case number in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter. IF YOU DO NOT, this incident will not be “officially” counted and the police will assume that no additional measures or activity is required.

David Bradshaw – Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

1st May 2024

ASB reporter – August summary

78 incidents were reported for August, however, as 5 incidents were merely descriptive and no asb action reported; the official total for August is 73.

This represents an increase of 69.8% on the previous month’s total of 43 incidents.

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson49 (62.8%)
Gilbert12 (15.4%)
Defoe5 (6.4%)
Mountjoy4 (5.2%)
Andrewes3 (3.8%)
Frobisher Crescent3 (3.8%)
Cromwell Tower1 (1.3%)
Shakespeare Tower1 (1.3%)

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

Parkour22 (28.2%)
Cycling12 (15.5%)
Cycle delivery company5 (6.4%)
Skateboarding9 (11.5%)
Noisy behaviour5 (6.4%)
Rowdy behaviour5 (6.4%)
Unspecified5 (6.4%)
Rollerskating3 (3.8%)
Loud music3 (3.8%)
Drone1 (1.3%)
Noisy cleaners1 (1.3%)
Noisy vehicle in service road1 (1.3%)
Noisy contractors1 (1.3%)
Noisy skating1 (1.3%)
Noisy smokers1 (1.3%)
Noisy builder v. early morning1 (1.3%)

A report based on 12 months data June 2021 to June 2022 together with findings & recommendations has been prepared for discussion with Corporation Members and Officers. Please continue to report any anti-social behaviour you may witness occurring across the estate. Thank you.

 David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

7 September 2022

ASB reporter – July summary

A total of 43 incidents were reported for July. This represents a decrease of 21.8% on the previous month’s total of 55 incidents.

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

HouseIncidents
Gilbert14 (32.6%)
Ben Jonson12 (27.9%)
Frobisher5 (11.6%)
Shakespeare Tower3 (7%)
Andrewes3 (7%)
Thomas More2 (4.7%)
Defoe1 (2.3%)
Cromwell Tower1 (2.3%)
Mountjoy1 (2.3%)
John Trundle Court1 (2.3%)

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

Rowdy behaviour11 (25.6%)
Parkour6 (13.9%)
Skateboarding5 (11.6%)
Loud Music4 (9.3%)
Noisy talking/shouting3 (7.0%)
Noisy ‘tricks’2 (4.7%)
Cycling2 (4.7%)
Scooters on Podium2 (4.7%)
E-scooters on Podium2 (4.7%)
Noisy vehicle – service road1 (2.3%)
Loud music – passing card1 (2.3%)
Roler skating1 (2.3%)
Noisy drinkers1 (2.3%)
Loud music – 140 A. St. Office Party1 (2.3%)
Noisy Cote delivery1 (2.3%)

The Committee and I are currently analysing the full year’s data; following which we will prepare a report with which we hope to persuade the Corporation to introduce additional measures to help deter anti-social behaviour from occurring across the estate.

Meantime, The Barbican Association’s General Council has agreed that reporting should carry on until further notice as most asb incidents normally occur during the summer months each year.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

01/08/22

ASB reporter – June summary

A total of 56 incidents were reported for June, however as 1 incident was merely descriptive and no asb action reported; the official total for May is 55.

This represents a decrease of 9.8% on the previous month’s total of 61 incidents.

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson22 (39.2%)
Gilbert18 (32.1%)
Frobisher Crescent5 (8.9%)
Willoughby2 (3.6%)
Cromwell Tower2 (3.6%)
Defoe2 (3.6%)
Lambert Jones Mews1 (1.8%)
Andrewes1 (1.8%)
Bryer Court1 (1.8%)
Bunyan Court1 (1.8%)
Shakespeare Tower1 (1.8%)

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

Parkour15 (26.7%)
Noisy behaviour14 (25%)
Skateboarding8 (14.3%)
Cycling5 (8.9%)
Rowdy behaviour5 (8.9%)
Loud music3 (5.4%)
Other – smoking dope/weed2 (3.6%)
Vehicle nuisance noise1 (1.8%)
Public urination1 (1.8%)
Other – overt sexual foreplay1 (1.8%)
Unspecified1 (1.8%)

The Committee and I are currently analysing the full year’s data; following which we will prepare a report with which we hope to persuade the Corporation to introduce additional measures to help deter anti-social behaviour from occurring across the estate.

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

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

01/07/22

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.

Watch out for your letter …