The sun is out! The sky is blue! Which means there will be ASB to annoy you! So here is your handy guide to reporting Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in Wapping (other wards are available).
- You can report ASB to Tower Hamlets Council online here
- You can report ASB to the police online here
- You can call the police non-emergency number 101
- Or you could email the MPS Wapping Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT)
- You can contact your Ward councillors Cllr. Denise Jones or Cllr. Abdul Ullah to let them know what is going on.
- If the person doing the ASB is a Tower Hamlets Homes resident you can report ASB to Tower Hamlets Homes here
- And why not let the local policing ward panel know about your ASB issues?
If all that fails you might console yourself reading the council’s ASB Blueprint for Local Action in Tower Hamlets (PDF) . Some might ask why we need a blueprint? Or even a sketch on a paper serviette? Here are some extracts from the documents to explain.
“The impact of ASB can be devastating on residents and communities. For victims and the wider community, it can be a cumulative, corrosive issue which undermines their ability to live in peace. If it is not dealt with, ASB can severely damage the residents’ quality of life and destroy community cohesion.”
“Our approach includes a clear and robust focus on enforcement where appropriate and we will make full use of the range of tools and powers available to us to tackle persistent behaviours and repeat offenders.”
“There has been an upward trend of the reported ASB incidents in the borough over the last five years.”
Five years? Who has been running the borough for the last five years? Anyone know?
“The exact causes leading to the increase in ASB incidents are unknown, but several factors and conditions, including high population density, may play a part.”
Exact causes not known huh? Tricky one. ‘High population density’? Hasn’t that always been true of Tower Hamlets? Think we can rule out the recent rise in ASB being down to that.
If anyone has any ideas as to the exact causes of ASB please contact Councillor Asma Begum who is Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Equalities and let her know.