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

ASB Reporter – October summary 2022

23 incidents were reported for October.

This equates to a decrease of 36.1% on the previous month’s total of 36 incidents and perhaps represents a reflection of lower temperatures and a reduction in daylight hours.

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson11 (47.8%)
Gilbert6 (26.2%)
Frobisher Crescent3 (13.1%)
Shakespeare Tower1 (4.3%)
Andrewes1 (4.3%)
Defoe1 (4.3%)

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

Parkour7 (30.4%)
Cycling5 (21.7%)
Skateboarding4 (17.4%)
Rowdy behaviour4 (17.4%)
Electric bikes abandoned2 (8.8%)
Damage/littering1 (4.3%)

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

1 November 2022

ASB Reporter – September summary 2022

37 incidents were reported for September; one of which was reported on by a House Officer relating to the commercial offices at the base of Shakespeare Tower. One other incident was reported by a resident of Ben Jonson concerning attempted purse snatching on the periphery of the estate. However, this type of incident is regarded by the Police as a crime not anti-social behaviour per se and should be reported directly to the City of London Police who requested from the outset that crime incidents should not be included in the Asb Reporter. That being so means that the official total of asb incidents for September is 36.

This represents a decrease of 50.7% on the previous month’s total of 73 incidents.

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

HouseIncidents
Ben Jonson15 (41.7%)
Gilbert5 (13.9%)
Andrewes5 (13.9%)
Frobisher Crescent4 (11.0%)
Defoe3 (8.3%)
Mountjoy2 (5.6%)
John Trundle Court1 (2.8%)
Shakespeare Tower Offices1 (2.8%)

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

Parkour10 (27.7%)
Cycling5 (13.9%)
Noisy smokers outside Wood Street Bar4 (11.0%)
Rowdy behaviour4 (11.0%)
Noisy behaviour4 (11.0%)
Cycling delivery company2 (5.6%)
Rollerskating2 (5.6%)
Trespass/climbing2 (5.6%)
Loud music2 (5.6%)
E scooters1 (2.8%)
Intimidating behaviour1 (2.8%)
Noisy motor cycle1 (2.8%)
Man & woman having sex1 (2.8%)
Stone throwing at offices (base S.T.)1 (2.8%)

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. Any crime including phone or bag snatching should be reported directly to the City of London Police and not included here. Thank you.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

1 October 2022

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