SAFETYNET THEME Anti Social Behaviour and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
Summary of progress during this period (30 Sept - 1st January 2006)
Outcome 5 – Reduce the percentage of people who think that Anti Social Behaviour is a
very or fairly big problem by 5% by March 2008
Outcome 6 – Reduce reported incidents of Enviro-crime by 5% by March 2008.
Activities completed this period Activities in next period
Agreement reached between Community We will manage and refer cases in
Safety and Housing departments clarifies that accordance with our revised ASB Policy and
the ASB Team will only advise housing Procedures Documents.
providers in complex ASB cases to allow
housing providers to meet their housing The ASB Delivery Group will set the Action
management functions. Plan for FY 2007/8 – next meeting on Friday
19th January 2007.
Seven Interim Anti Social Behaviour Orders
(ASBO’s) obtained to target a group We will circulate revised draft procedures for
responsible for youth crime and disorder in Crack House Closure Orders.
Hoe Street Ward.
We will apply for full ASBO’s in Attlee terrace
Three Dispersal Orders in the Bakers Arms area with localised publicity of interventions
Area, Gosport Road area and Attlee terrace including photographs and names
We will undertake initial consultation with SNT
Three 3 full Anti Social Behaviour Orders to capture levels of the fear of crime within all
against a group responsible for intimidation wards
and street robbery in Higham Hill Ward
We will coordinate the delivery of Beat
Established a process with YOT to ensure Sweeps in February and March, pending the
that an Individual Support Order (ISO) is outcome of review of the Beat Sweep.
attached to any ASBO sought against an
under 18 year old We will review of EnviroCrime Group to define
EnviroCrime and outline initiatives and
Served an Acceptable Behaviour Contract projects that will assist SafetyNet in achieving
(ABC) on a young person caught causing its reduction target
graffiti by the LBWF Enforcement Manager.
Successfully delivered Beat Sweeps in Hoe
Street, Markhouse and Highams Park areas.
Joined by colleagues from Burton-upon-Trent
Council and neighbourhood pathfinder to see
activity delivered. Hillingdon Borough to
commence own Beat Sweep programme in
The Waltham Forest CCTV Community Safety
Vehicle arrived and deployed – with positive
resident feedback in Attlee Terrace and
Gosport Road areas in particular.
Significant Problems / Issues this period Risks to successful completion of any
The ASB Team do not have a robust
database to manage the ASB casework and Due to continued unavailability of one ASB
are relying on a combination of hard copy Caseworker we continue to operate with only
files, email trails and an Excel spreadsheet. two dedicated ASB Caseworkers. The North
of the borough is receiving a reduced service
Having been in place for just over one year; with cover being provided by the ASB
and we are starting to be re-open cases Manager and Neighbourhood Watch
previously closed due to lack of evidence Coordinator.
without the casework systems other
departments take are using. We have encountered difficulties in
successfully engaging the BTP into the
We previously explored purchasing TravelSafe project that has led to slippage in
additional licenses to extend the Flare extending this to Leyton and Leytonstone
system that Consumer Protection currently Stations.
uses this was halted due to lack of funding.
(Circa. £7K) Mathew Richards joins us from LB Enfield as
our CCTV Evidence and Support Officer to
There is a policy decision across local manage the deployment and evidence from
authorities in London not to allow any the CCTV Community Safety Vehicle. He will
publicity of ASBO’s sought against “looked be the operational link between LBWF and
after children” (LAC). Enfield CCTV Centre. This is only
secondment until the end of March 2007 and
As a result of this decision, we can only there is no capacity to continue with this role
inform residents in Hoe Street Ward of the after then.
details in six of the seven interim ASBO we
have obtained. As a consequence this may Although the CCTV Community Safety
result in a policy of not supporting ASBO Vehicle is now available to be deployed, due
applications against looked after children in to the size of the vehicle there is reluctance
the future. by police to drive the vehicle as an accident
may adversely affect the status of their own
No decision has been reached on whether personal car insurance.
the lighting and CCTV provision in Folly
Lane shall be restored.
Enfield CCTV Safety Centre has outlined a
34.2% increase in its charges for monitoring
Community Safety Cameras from April 2007
that will further outstrip already stretched
Although this is a significant increase, initial
analysis suggests LBWF have been
undercharged for this service for the past
We have commissioned MJ Partnership to
undertake a brief review of parking, housing
and community safety CCTV camera
provision and management structures to
identify the decision process for CCTV