ASB reporter – August summary

There were 51 reported asb incidents during August which is normally the top month in the year for asb activity.

This is 13 more than reported last month, however, 30.1% less than the same period this time last year – thus continuing the encouraging trend of less asb activity across the estate so far this year.

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

HouseIncidents
Gilbert17 (33.3%)
Shakespeare Tower9 (17.6%)
Ben Jonson8 (15.7%)
Frobisher Crescent8 (15.7%)
Andrewes2 (3.9%)
Lambert Jones Mews1 (2.6%)
Seddon1 (2.0%)
Bunyan Court1 (2.0%)
Thomas More1 (2.0%)
Bryer Court1 (2.0%)
Breton1 (2.0%)
Willoughby1 (2.0%)

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

Parkour12 (23.5%)
Vehicle nuisance/ noise7 (13.7%)
Noisy behaviour6 (11.8%)
Loud music6 (11.8%)
Cycling5 (9.8%)
Rowdy behaviour4 (7.8%)
Skateboarding2 (3.9%)
Noisy catering staff2 (3.9%)
Human Forest e-bike abandoned2 (3.9%)
Males playing football2 (3.9%)
Deliveroo cyclist1 (2.0%)
Bright pink light illumination1 (2.0%)
Trespass/climbing1 (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 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 to reclassify who to contact for which asb activity and circulate to residents.

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 in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter OR else this incident will not be “officially” counted.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

1st September 2023

ASB reporter – July summary 2023

There were 38 reported asb incidents during July. This is 12 more than reported last month, however 11.6% less than the same period this time last year – thus continuing the encouraging trend of less asb activity across the estate so far this year.

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

HouseIncidents
Frobisher Crescent14 (36.8%)
Ben Jonson8 (21.1%)
Shakespeare Tower7 (18.4%)
Gilbert7 (18.4%)
Bryer Court1 (2.6%)
Bunyan Court1 (2.6%)

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

Cycling7 (18.4%)
Parkour5 (13.3%)
Lime e-bikes abandoned4 (10.5%)
Rowdy behaviour4 (10.5%)
Delivery cyclist e-bike3 (7.9%)
Skateboarding3 (7.9%)
Loud music3 (7.9%)
Damage/littering2 (5.3%)
Noisy behaviour2 (5.3%)
Littering1 (2.6%)
Men riding motorbikes on Podium1 (2.6%)
Delivery cyclist1 (2.6%)
People selling 2nd hand items Podium1 (2.6%)
Cycling e-bike1 (2.6%)

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” and met recently. Unlike the previous group, however, this is not an open meeting.

Decision to reclassify who to contact for which asb activity and circulate to residents.

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, you should be provided with a reference/case number – please include this in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

14th August 2023

ASB reporter – June summary 2023

There were 26 reported asb incidents during June. This is 4 fewer than reported last month and some 53% less than the same period this time last year. This continues an encouraging trend of less asb activity across the estate so far this year.

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

HouseIncidents
Frobisher Crescent7 (26.9%)
Willoughby5 (19.2%)
Shakespeare Tower4 (15.4%)
Lambert Jones Mews4 (15.4%)
Ben Jonson3 (11.5%)
Bunyan Court1 (3.8%)
Breton1 (3.8%)
Andrewes1 (3.8%)

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

Cycling7 (26.9%)
Parkour4 (15.4%)
Trespass/climbing3 (11.5%)
Lime e-bikes abandoned2 (7.7%)
Rowdy behaviour2 (7.7%)
Courier cyclist1 (3.8%)
Schoolboys throwing eggs1 (3.8%)
Noisy behaviour1 (3.8%)
Loud music1 (3.8%)
Playing football1 (3.8%)
Plants stolen1 (3.8%)
Damage/littering1 (3.8%)
Vandalism/graffiti1 (3.8%)

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 was due to meet this month. Unlike the previous group, however, this is not an open meeting. Outcome awaited.

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, you should be provided with a reference/case number – please include this in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

9th July 2023

ASB reporter – May summary

30 incidents were reported during May. This is eight more incidents than were reported on in the previous month, however, this number is less than half the number of incidents recorded during April of last year.

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

HouseIncidents
Gilbert10 (33.3%)
Frobisher Crescent8 (26.7%)
Ben Jonson7 (23.3%)
Shakespeare Tower2 (6.7%)
Willoughby2 (6.7%)
Lambert Jones Mews1(3.3%)

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

Parkour9 (30%)
Noisy behaviour4 (13.3%)
Rowdy behaviour3 (10%)
Vandalism/graffiti3 (10%)
Cycling3 (10%)
Skateboarding2 (6.7%)
Lime e-bikes abandoned2 (6.7%)
Delivery cyclist1 (3.3%)
Electric scooter on Podium1 (3.3%)
Loud music1 (3.3%)
Intimidating behaviour1 (3.3%)

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 this is due to meet this month. Unlike the previous group, however, this is not an open meeting.

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, you should be provided with a reference/case number – please include this in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

1st June 2023

ASB reporter – April summary

22 incidents were reported during April. This is the same number of incidents as reported in the previous month, however, this is half the number recorded as was reported on, last year, in April 2022.

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

HouseIncidents
Shakespeare Tower6 (27.3%)
Ben Jonson5 (22.7%)
Bunyan Court3 (13.6%)
Gilbert2 (9.1%)
Lambert Jones Mews2 (9.1%)
Frobisher2 (9.1%)
Defoe1 (4.5%)
Willoughby1 (4.5%)

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

Skateboarding8 (32%)
Parkour4 (16%)
Loud music4 (16%)
Public urination2 (8%)
Rowdy behaviour1 (4%)
Drone flying1 (4%)
e-scooter on Podium1 (4%)
Trespass/trampling on flower beds1 (4%)
Roller skating1 (4%)
Cycling1 (4%)
Other – referred to BEO1 (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 this is due to meet next month in June. Unlike the previous group, however, this is not an open meeting.

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, you should be provided with a reference/case number – please include this in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

1st May 2023

ASB reporter – March summary

22 incidents were reported during March. This equates to an increase of almost double that recorded for the previous month of February, however, this number of incidents is some 44% lower than that recorded a year ago in March 2022.

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

HouseIncidents
Frobisher Crescent8 (36.4%)
Gilbert4 (18.2%)
Bunyan Court3 (13.6%)
Ben Jonson2 (9.1%)
Cromwell Tower1 (4.5%)
Lambert Jones Mews1 (4.5%)
Shakespeare Tower1 (4.5%)
Andrewes1 (4.5%)
Seddon1 (4.5%)

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

Lime Bikes abandoned7 (31.8%)
Skateboarding3 (13.6%)
Parkour3 (13.6%)
Rowdy behaviour3 (13.6%)
Cyclist1 (4.5%)
Uber Eats delivery cyclist1 (4.5%)
Vandalism/graffiti1 (4.5%)
Male riding e-scooter1 (4.5%)
Noisy behaviour1 (4.5%)
Dog off lead1 (4.5%)

A report based on 12 months data June 2021 to June 2022 together with findings & recommendations has been provided to appropriate Corporation Members & Officers and discussions are ongoing – as an initial outcome a Task/Finish Joint Action Group has been formed and had its inaugural meeting in December. The Group consists of City of London Police Officers; Barbican Estate Management; other Corporation Officers; the Chair of the Barbican Residential Committee and myself. A date for the second meeting is still awaited.

Please continue to report any anti-social behaviour you may witness occurring across the estate. Any crime, including 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, you should be provided with a reference/case number – please include this in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

12th April 2023

ASB reporter – February summary

Only 12 incidents were reported during February, however, this is twice the number recorded for January.

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson4 (33.4%)
Frobisher Crescent2 (16.7%)
Shakespeare Tower2 (16.7%)
Gilbert1 (8.3%)
Thomas More1 (8.3%)
John Trundle Court1 (8.3%)
Bunyan Court1 (8.3%)

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

Rowdy behaviour3 (25%)
Skateboarding3 (25%)
Parkour2 (16.7%)
Noisy video shoots2 (16.7%)
Graffiti on Turret1 (8.3%)
Delivery by motorbike1 (8.3%)

A report based on 12 months data June 2021 to June 2022 together with findings & recommendations has been provided to appropriate Corporation Members & Officers and discussions are ongoing – as an initial outcome a Task/Finish Joint Action Group has been formed and had its inaugural meeting in December. The Group consists of City of London Police Officers; Barbican Estate Management; other Corporation Officers; the Chair of the Barbican Residential Committee and myself. A date for the second meeting is awaited.

Please continue to report any anti-social behaviour you may witness occurring across the estate. Any crime, including 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, you should be provided with a reference/case number – please include this in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

1st March 2023

ASB reporter – January summary

9 incidents were reported during January, however, 4 of these relate to the same offence i.e. 3 Lime hire bikes having been abandoned over 2 days.

The official total therefore for January is 6 which equates to a decrease of 45.5% on the previous month’s total of 11 and just under 10% of last January’s total of 61.

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson2 (33.3%)
Frobisher Crescent2 (33.3%) 1 x 4 reports
Bryer Court1 (16.7%)
Defoe1 (16.7%)

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

Cycling2 (33.2%)
Deliveroo cyclist1 (16.7%)
Lime bikes abandoned1 (16.7%)
Rowdy behaviour1 (16.7%)
Intimidating behaviour1 (16.7%)

A report based on 12 months data June 2021 to June 2022 together with findings & recommendations has been provided to appropriate Corporation Members & Officers and discussions are ongoing – as an initial outcome a Task/Finish Joint Action Group has been formed and had its inaugural meeting in December. The Group consists of City of London Police Officers; Barbican Estate

Management; other Corporation Officers; the Chair of the Barbican Residential Committee and myself. A date for the second meeting is awaited.

Please continue to report any anti-social behaviour you may witness occurring across the estate. Any crime, including 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, you should be provided with a reference/case number – please include this in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

1st February 2023

ASB reporter – December summary

Only 11 incidents were reported during December; just 2 more than November and less than half of those reported a year ago when the total for December 2021 was 26.

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson6 (54.5%)
Frobisher Crescent3 (27.3%)
Gilbert1 (9.1%)
Cromwell Tower1 (9.1%)

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

Parkour4 (36.3%)
Cycling3 (27.3%)
Deliveroo cyclist1 (9.1%)
Adult male preparing a drone1 (9.1%)
Rowdy behaviour1 (9.1%)
Noisy behaviour 2 males playing
football
1 (9.1%)

A report based on 12 months data June 2021 to June 2022 together with findings & recommendations has been provided to appropriate Corporation Members and discussions are ongoing – as an initial outcome a Task/Finish

Joint Action Group has been formed and had its inaugural meeting in December. The Group consists of City of London Police Officers: Barbican Estate Management; other Corporation Officers; the Chair of the Barbican Residential Committee and myself.

Please continue to report any anti-social behaviour you may witness occurring across the estate. Any crime, including phone or bag 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 …

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

3 January 2023

ASB reporter – November summary

Only 9 incidents were reported for November. This equates to a decrease of 60.9% on the previous month’s total of 23 which is welcome news.

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson3 (33.3%)
Frobisher Crescent3 (33.3%)
Gilbert1 (11.1%)
Andrewes1 (11.1%)
Mountjoy1 (11.1%)

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

Delivery cyclists3 (33.3%)
Rowdy behaviour2 (22.2%)
Parkour2 (22.2%)
Cycling1 (11.1%)
Electric bikes abandoned1 (11.1%)

A report based on 12 months data June 2021 to June 2022 together with findings & recommendations has been provided to appropriate Corporation Members and discussions are ongoing.

Please continue to report any anti-social behaviour you may witness occurring across the estate. Any crime, including phone or bag 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 …

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

2 December 2022