Local ASB problem

Have just been made aware that some youth set fire to a bin near Mark House. The fire brigade came very quickly to put the fire out.

It would help if as many residents as possible could make formal complaints about this problem because resources to deal with ASB are allocated according to the amount of complaints received.

On our sites ASB page there is a list of contacts.

Our local police team for Bethnal Green can be reported to using this web page on the Met Police website. You will get a reference number and can download or print the report.

Alternative you may contact 101 or your local SNT team when you see them.

Always dial 999 if a problem is an ongoing emergency.

Police seminar

“Investigation and forensics, a partnership for success”

Public event about

  • violent, acquisitive crime and
  • child sexual exploitation

to include presentations by the

  • police officers
  • detectives
  • crime scene examiners

Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU
Wednesday 27. March 2019 from 17:30 – 19:30

This event is open to the public, no pre-registration necessary.

Domestic Abuse workshops

The Metropolitan Police runs 2 public workshops on the issue.

  1. 14. March 2019, 5-8pm, Aviva Digital Garage, 33-35 Hoxton Square,  N1 6NN
  2. 3. April 2019, 5-8pm, The Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU.

 Explain how domestic abuse is investigated by the Police.
 Discuss how victims of domestic abuse are supported.
 Provide information on injunctions and court orders.
 Various representatives from the Police including the
Safeguarding Unit.
 A specialist Domestic Abuse Court Coordinator.

Report anti-social behaviour directly to the police

Antisocial behaviour can have a lasting impact on neighbourhoods and communities as it often leads to an increase in crime, particularly violence and criminal damage. If you’ve witnessed antisocial behaviour of any kind, find out how to report it below using our quick and simple online tool.


SNT street briefings

The next local Safer Neighbourhoods Street Briefings will be held on

9:00AM – 10:00AM, Wed 11 July 2018

Roman Road jn. Globe Road

If residents can make it, you can talk to local officers and voice concerns or discuss issues on the spot.

Find out about all local Police public events by visiting the Met Police website here.

The twitter feed @MSPBethnalGreen also publishes all events.

Burglary in Rosebery House

Recently a flat, shared by several persons has been burgled with all laptops stolen. That is very worrying, especially also that there are now increasingly noisy incidences happening around the back of the house with cars being driven around noisily.

For the purpose of preventing burglaries may I recommend the following, which is especially important in shared dwellings:

  • Always keep the balcony doors locked
  • keep internal rooms individually locked when out
  • ensure that the front door locks are changed each time a resident in a shared flat changes.

To report suspicious and/or disturbing activities keep logs of

  • number of persons
  • descriptions of persons
  • time of occurence
  • car registration numbers
  • take photos if possible but only supply to the police.

Please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood team with all information and use their e-mail to send it through. If you need the e-mail please contact the webmaster here.

You can also report concerns via the MET Police or Bethnal Green section website. 

But if there is an ongoing incident ring 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.

I shall discuss this issue at the next Neighbourhood Safety Panel in the near future as well. The police will need direct reports from all residents who have problems to be able to act upon it.

Ward Panel AGM 2018

I attended the Bethnal Green Ward Panel last night and had no major problems to report that I am aware of.

We have been handed a sheet with statistics of reported crime since April 2017 and within the 9 Major classes

there were few rises within the last 12 months:

  • Burglary rise from 17 to 28
  • Other offences rise from 6 to 10
  • Robbery rise from 5 to 6
  • Sexual offences rise from 1 to 7

Other categories saw big falls:

  • Criminal damage down from 17 to 11
  • Drugs* down from 7 to 5
  • Theft and handling down from 87 to 56
  • Violence against the person down from 73 to 56

*It is likely that the real drugs figure is significantly higher, due to a lack of reporting of those offences.

It is extremely important for all residents to report all incidences of any criminal activity to the local Police. Intelligence reports including:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Place
  • car number plates
  • person description
  • activity description

should be made by

  • phone, 101 or your local SNT officer or Crime stoppers 0800 555 111
  • email BethnalGreen.snt@met.police.uk
  • online on the MET website or using the SNT contact online.
  • All ongoing crime needs to be reported via 999.

In non urgent cases police resources are allocated according to the number of complaints received, so if you complain we are likely to get more resources to solve our problems.

May I take this opportunity to invite residents to put themselves on the MET mailing list and/or register with OWL the local information system, that keeps you up-dated with all local activities.

Met Police Street briefing

The Met Police communications system has been greatly improved. You can see the local street briefings by following this link or register with OWL to get information straight via e-mail from the local Bethnal Green Team.

3:00PM – 4:00PM, Sat 17 February 2018

o/s Glasshouse Community Centre, Parkview Estate, Old Ford Road, E2

Pop into the Glasshouse to speak to officers about any problems you may want to discuss.

Neighbourhood Watch

The Metropolitan Police website currently undergoes a major modernisation and changes mean that at the moment, the usual feeds, which show SNT meetings for our area do not work.

A further change also is that Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch now mainly uses the OWL website for inter-watch communications.