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 – April Summary

A total of 44 incidents were reported for April i.e. 5 more than were reported for the previous month of March

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson23 (51.3%)
Gilbert6 (13.6%)
Frobisher5 (11.4%)
Andrewes4 (9.1%)
Cromwell Tower2 (4.5%)
Lauderdale Tower2 (4.5%)
Defoe1 (2.3%)
Shakespear Tower1 (2.3%)

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

Parkour14 (31.7%)
Cycling7 (15.9%)
Skateboarding6 (13.6%)
Noisy behaviour5 (11.4%)
Rowdy behaviour5 (11.4%)
Noisy motorcycle2 (4.5%)
Trespass (drone)1 (2.3%)
Drinking in Cromwell Place1 (2.3%)
3 adults throwing a USA football1 (2.3%)
Throwing eggs1 (2.3%)

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.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

01/05/22

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 – January Summary

There were 61 asb incidents reported for the month of January; representing a considerable increase on December’s total of 26 and back to the same number recorded for November ’21.

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson26 (42.62%)
Gilbert22 (36.06%)
Speed3 (4.92%)
Cromwell Tower3 (4.92%
Andrewes2 (3.28%)
Shakespeare Tower1 (1.64%)
Lauderdale Tower1 (1.64%)
John Trundle Court1 (1.64%)
Breton1 (1.64%)
Bunyan1 (1.64%)

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

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

Extremely noisy motor cycle23 (37.70%)
Parkour10 (16.39%)
Skateboarding10 (16.39%)
Cycling6 (9.84%)
Rowdy behaviour3 (4.92%)
Noisy groups on lakeside2 (3.28%)
E-scooter1 (1.64%)
Dog owned by resident1 (1.64%)
Noisy art centre visitors1 (1.64%)
Public urination1 (1.64%)
Loud music1 (1.64%)
Faeces on lakeside terrace1 (1.64%)
Dog off leash

The majority of complaints this time at 37.7% of the total recorded relate to an extremely noisy motor cycle that apparently regularly sets off from the Barbican very early in the morning(s) and disturbs a number of residents in various houses across the estate.

City of London Police have been requested to look into this nuisance.

Deputy David Bradshaw C.C.

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

02/02/22

ASB Short report for December 2021

We now have the report from December to share with you, showing the information gathered from residents throughout the month.

Please be aware that the ID numbers (the numbers in the first column) are not apartment numbers.

A direct link to the ASB Reporter can be found towards the top right-hand corner of every page of the BA website.

ASB Reporter – December summary

There were 26 asb incidents reported for the month of December. This represents a decrease of some 57% as compared to the previous month’s total of 61 and is the third successive month to show a decrease in the number of reported incidents. This welcome reduction, as commented on before, is almost undoubtedly due to a change in the weather as we continue into the colder, darker, months of Winter.

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson12 (46.14%)
Frobisher Crescent6 (23.07%)
Gilbert2 (7.69%)
Andrewes1 (3.85%)
Bryer Court1 (3.85%)
Cromwell Tower1 (3.85%)
Defoe1 (3.85%)
John Trundle Court1 (3.85%)
Thomas More1 (3.85%)

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

Cycling11 (42.3%)
Parkour5 (19.23%)
Skateboarding5 (19.23%)
Loud music2 (7.69%)
Noisy behaviour1 (3.85%)
E-scooter1 (3.85%)
Nuisance – pressing door bell at 3am1 (3.85%)

Full details of the incidents reported during October 2021 can be found on the BA website at barbicanassociation.co.uk under the News section for Security & Safety.

Deputy David Bradshaw C.C.

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

ASB Short report for November 2021

We now have the report from November to share with you, showing the information gathered from residents throughout the month.

Please be aware that the ID numbers (the numbers in the first column) are not apartment numbers.

A direct link to the ASB Reporter can be found towards the top right-hand corner of every page of the BA website.