ASB Reporter – June Summary 2024

There were 42 reported asb incidents during June which is 61.5% 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 CRESCENT15 (35.7%)
SHAKESPEARE TOWER 5 (11.9%)
SPEED 5 (11.9%)
BEN JONSON 4 (9.5%)
BUNYAN COURT 4 (.5%9)
ANDREWES 2 (4.8%)
GILBERT 2 ( 4.8%)
WILLOUGHBY 2 (4.8%)
MOUNTJOY 1 (2.4%)
CROMWELL TOWER 1 (2.4%)
BRYER COURT 1 (2.4%)

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

LIME e-bikes abandoned7 (16.7%)
Rowdy behaviour6 (14.3%)
Skateboarding3 (7.1%)
Cycling3 (7.1%)
Delivery cyclist3 (7.1%)
FOREST e-bikes abandoned2 (4.8%))
Noisy behaviour2 (4.8%)
Vehicle nuisance/noise2 (4.8%)
Parkour2 (4.8%)
Rap music recording & loud shouting2 (4.8%)
Graffiti1 (2.4%)
Noisy group smoking1 (2.4%)
Noisy group smoking weed (?)1 (2.4%)
Noisy vehicles racing1 (2.4%)
Linklater’s generator noisy + polluting1 (2.4%)
Roller skating1 (2.4%)
Loud motorbike on Silk Street1 (2.4%)
Loud music & filming1 (2.4%)
3 boys on bikes throwing eggs1 (2.4%)
Children climbing on the fountain & running in flower beds1 (2.4%)

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.  

Following an encouraging meeting held with the new Assistant Director of Barbican Estate, Dan Sanders, on 30th April ’24 I am pleased to report that work is now actively in hand to produce the required leaflet.

An outline draft has been produced. Further work is required and when completed, this draft will be issued to the Barbican Estate Security Committee to consider and comment on prior to release.

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 July 2024

ASB Reporter – May Summary 2024

There were 49 reported asb incidents during May which is 63% more than the number reported for the same period last year.

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

HouseIncidents
SPEED14 (28.6%)
FROBISHER CRESCENT12 (24.5%)
SHAKESPEARE TOWER 7 (14.3%)
WILLOUGHBY 5 (10.2%)
BEN JONSON 4 (8.2%)
BUNYAN COURT 3 (6.1%)
CROMWELL TOWER 2 (4.1%)
ANDREWES 1 (2.0%)
MOUNTJOY 1 (2.0%)

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

Loud Motorcycle8 (16.3%)
RIVER, FOREST & LIME e-bikes abandoned8 (16.3%)
Illegal drug use5 (10.2%)
Loud car(s) revving & racing5 (10.2%)
E-bikes being used on Podium4 (8.2%)
Cycling3 (6.1%)
Skateboarding3 (6.1%)
Noisy behaviour3 (6.1%)
Vandalism/graffiti2 (4.1%)
Loud music2 (4.1%)
Loud music & noisy party2 (4.1%)
Parkour1 (2.0%)
Rowdy behaviour1 (2.0%)
Problem area n.w. Ben Jonson1 (2.0%)
E-scooter being used on Podium1 (2.0%)

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.  

Following an encouraging meeting held with the new Assistant Director of Barbican Estate, Dan Sanders, on 30th April ’24 I am pleased to report that work is now actively in hand to produce the required leaflet.

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

2nd June 2024

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 – March summary 2024

There were 33 reported asb incidents during March which is 50% 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 CRESCENT10 (30.3%)
SPEED9 (27.3%)
BEN JONSON4 (12.1%)
GILBERT2 (6.1%)
WILLOUGHBY 2 (6.1%)
BUNYAN COURT2 (6.1%)
LAMBERT JONES MEWS1 (3.0%)
THOMAS MORE1 (3.0%)
ANDREWES1 (3.0%)
SHAKESPEARE TOWER1 (3.0%)

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

LIME e-bikes abandoned7 (21.2%)
Very loud motorcycle6 (18.2%)
Parkour3 (9.1%)
Cycling3 (9.1%)
Skateboarding3 (9.1%)
Rowdy behaviour2 (6.1%)
Noisy behaviour2 (6.1%)
Tricks on scooters2 (6.1%)
Rough sleeper1 (3.0%)
2 rough sleepers1 (3.0%)
Loud music1 (3.0%)
Jogger too close to older person1 (3.0%)
Delivery cyclist1 (3.0%)

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; no acknowledgement even and no reasons for the delay and/or no advice as to when this leaflet will be available.

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 April 2024

ASB reporter – February summary 2024

There were 23 reported asb incidents during February which is almost twice the number reported for the same period last year. And, as reported in the previous 2 months, almost half of these incidents were the result of one resident reporting on a very loud motorcycle that is heard mostly in the mornings between 6am and 7am in Moor Lane/Silk Street.

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

HouseIncidents
SPEED8 (34.8%)
FROBISHER CRESCENT5 (21.7%)
WILLOUGHBY5 (21.7%)
GILBERT3 (13.0%)
SHAKESPEARE TOWER1 (4.3%)
ANDREWES1 (4.3%)

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

Very loud motorcycle10 (43.5%)
Rowdy behaviour3 (13.0%)
Cycling2 (18.7%)
2 men smoking drugs1 (4.35%)
Illegal drug use1 (4.35%)
Parkour1 (4.35%)
FOREST e-bike abandoned1 (4.35%)
LIME e-bike abandoned1 (4.35%)
Noisy film crew1 (4.35%)
Loud generator outside St Giles1 (4.35%)
Loud car in Silk Street1 (4.35%)
*Assumed to mean fireworks

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.

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 March 2024

ASB reporter – January summary 2024

There were 42 reported asb incidents during January, which is 7 times the number reported for the same period last year. However, 29 or 69% of this total were the result of just 2 incidents – one, the very loud motorcycle as reported last month by one resident several times and the other incident that occurred – reported on by a number of individuals – refers to 3 fireworks that had been launched from Cromwell Tower.

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

HouseIncidents
SPEED15 (35.7%)
ANDREWES5 (11.9%)
FROBISHER CRESCENT5 (11.9%)
CROMWELL TOWER3 (7.1%)
BEN JONSON3 (7.1%)
SHAKESPEARE TOWER2 (4.8%)
THOMAS MORE2 (4.8%)
BUNYAN COURT2 (4.8%)
BRANDON MEWS

1 (2.4%)

BRETON1 (2.4%)
LAUDERDALE TOWER1 (2.4%)

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

Noisy motorcycle in Silk Street15 (35.7%)
Fireworks12 (28.6%)
Skateboarding3 (7.1%)
3 loud bangs at 1am *2 (4.8%)
Vandalism/graffiti2 (4.8%)
Delivery cyclist2 (4.8%)
Rowdy behaviour2 (4.8%)
Cycling1 (2.4%)
LIME ebike abandoned1 (2.4%)
Parkour1 (2.4%)
Verbal abuse/harassment1 (2.4%)
*Assumed to mean fireworks

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 !

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 February 2024

ASB reporter – December summary 2023

There were 24 reported asb incidents during December. However, one incident of fireworks, which occurred in November, had been reported on 31st December by a Thomas More Resident and a resident of Speed House had reported on a noisy motorcycle 3 times on the same date & time – these 3 incidents account for one incident only which therefore means that the total number of asb incidents for December is 21, which is essentially double the number of incidents reported on during the same period a year ago.

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

HouseIncidents
  SPEED  10 (41.7%)
  FROBISHER CRESCENT  5 (20.8%)
  WILLOUGHBY  3 (12.5%)
  THOMAS MORE  2 (8.3%)
  BEN JONSON  1 (4.2%)
  SHAKESPEARE TOWER  1 (4.2%)
  BUNYAN COURT  1 (4.2%)
  CROMWELL TOWER  1 (4.2%)

The type of asb incident(s) were somewhat skewed by the same Speed House resident, referred to above, by reporting the same incident of a noisy motorcycle on 10 separate occasions over a period of 7 days.

Noisy motorcycle in Silk Street10 (41.7%)
Skateboarding2 (8.3%)
Cycling2 (8.3%)
FOREST & LIME e bikes abandoned2 (8.3%)
Parkour2 (8.3%)
Delivery cyclist1 (4.2%)
Vandalism/graffiti1 (4.2%)
Noisy GSMD students & patrons1 (4.2%)
Intimidating behaviour1 (4.2%)
Youths firing rocket fireworks1 (4.2%)
Rowdy behaviour1 (4.2%)

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 last year.

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. AWAITED.

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 January 2024

ASB reporter – November summary 2023

There were 18 reported asb incidents during November. This is 11 fewer incidents than reported last month, but 9 more than the same period this time last year i.e.double.

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

HouseIncidents
  SHAKESPEARE TOWER  6 (33.3%)
  FROBISHER CRESCENT  4 (22.2%) 
  BUNYAN COURT  2 (11.1%)
  GILBERT  1 (5.6%)
  WILLOUGHBY  1 (5.6%)
  THOMAS MORE  1 (5.6%)
  SPEED  1 (5.6%)
  SEDDON   1 (5.6%)
  BEN JONSON  1 (5.6%)

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

  Loud Music  8 (44.4%)
  Rowdy behaviour  4 (22.2%)
  Parkour  2 (11.1%)
  Cycling  1 (5.6%)
  LIME e bike abandoned  1 (5.6%)
  Fast noisy motorcycle  1 (5.6%)
  Teenagers smoking marijuana  1 (5.6%)

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 last year.

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. AWAITED.

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 December 2023

ASB reporter – October summary 2023

There were 29 reported asb incidents during October. This is 12 fewer incidents than reported last month, but 6 more than the same period this time last year.

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

HouseIncidents
Bunyan Court10 (34.5%)
Frobisher Crescent7 (24.1%)
Gilbert5 (17.2%)
Ben Jonson4 (13.8%)
Shakespeare Tower2 (6.9%)
Andrewes1 (3.4%)

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

Rowdy behaviour7 (24.1%)
Parkour6 (20.7%)
Loud music4 (13.8%)
Skateboarding3 (10.3%)
RIVER/LIME e bikes abandoned3 (10.3%)
Vehicle nuisance/noise2 (6.9%)
Cycling2 (6.9%)
Noisy behaviour1 (3.4%)
Football; urination1 (3.4%)

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 last year.

This group has since been replaced with a new “ASB Strategic Meeting” and met recently. 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.

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 November 2023

ASB reporter – September summary

There were 41 reported asb incidents during September but one of these related to the large drone that the Corporation had commissioned to conduct a survey of the estate. The official total for September is therefore 40 which is 11 fewer incidents than reported last month, but 4 more than the same period this time last year. This is the first time this year that this has been the case.

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

HouseIncidents
Frobisher Crescent12 (30.0%)
Shakespeare Tower11 (27.5%)
Gilbert8 (20.0%)
Ben Jonson3 (7.5%)
Lambert Jones Mews2 (5.0%)
Bunyan Court1 (2.5%)
Andrewes1 (2.5%)
Mountjoy1 (2.5%)
Cromwell Tower1 (2.5%)

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

Parkour12 (30.0%)
Cycling8 (20.0%)
Rowdy behaviour6 (15.0%)
Noisy behaviour2 (5.0%)
Loud music2 (5.0%)
Smoking marijuana2 (5.0%)
Delivery cyclist2 (5.0%)
Lime e bike abandoned2 (5.0%)
Forest e bike abandoned1 (2.5%)
Roller skating & playing football1 (2.5%)
Trespass/climbing1 (2.5%)
Skateboarding1 (2.5%)

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 last year.

This group has since been replaced with a new “ASB Strategic Meeting” and met recently. Unlike the previous group, however, this is not an open meeting.

Decision taken for BEO’s Residents Service Team to produce an information/consultative 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.

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 October 2023