The City of London Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Plan

Nickie and Freddie’s City of London Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Plan

More than half of you said you have personally experienced or witnessed crime and anti-social behaviour.

Nickie and Freddie’s Plan is to increase police visibility and make sure police officers are patrolling our neighbourhoods where they belong.

The Conservative Government has recruited almost 3,700 extra police officers across London, including 198 extra police officers in the City. These police officers must be visible in our neighbourhoods, especially late at night.

Nickie and Freddie are working with the City of London Police to ensure these new extra officers are out on our streets and housing estates, on patrol and preventing crime.

You said you want better lighting across the City.

Nickie and Freddie’s Plan is to get more lighting on our streets and housing estates.

Many people who responded to the Policing and Crime Survey said street lighting and lighting on estates, like the Barbican and Golden Lane, isn’t good enough.

Nickie and Freddie will work with the City of London Corporation to review lighting across the City with the view to getting more lights on our streets and housing estates.

You said our neighbourhoods and public spaces are being overpowered by the smell of cannabis.

Nickie and Freddie’s Plan is to press the City of London Police and the City of London Corporation to take a zero-tolerance approach to drug taking in public.

Nickie and Freddie are calling on the police and Corporation to crack down on smoking cannabis.

You said you’re worried about anti-social behaviour, like late-night music videos and aggressive begging.

Nickie and Freddie’s Plan is to seek changes to the City’s Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy to address these specific problems.  

The City of London’s Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Strategy is now almost six years old and is due for review this year. Many local people, City workers and visitors find behaviour, like late-night music videos, skateboarding on walkways and aggressive begging, inconvenient and intimidating.

Nickie and Freddie are seeking changes to the ASB Strategy to combat these problems. In the worst cases, Nickie and Freddie want to ensure a swift and appropriate response from the police.

You said you want action to deal with irresponsible and dangerous cycling, including dockless bikes abandoned on street corners and pavements.

Nickie and Freddie’s Plan is to work with the Department for Transport, the City of London Police and providers to ensure responsible cycling across the City.

The health and environmental benefits connected with cycling are well known. The vast majority of cyclists are also sensible and responsible.

However, the proliferation of dockless rental bikes – which allow the rider to end their journey anywhere rather than in a designated space – has led to bikes being abandoned across pavements, on street corners and in places with high footfall. This behaviour presents a particular risk to people in mobility scooters and wheelchairs, people with pushchairs and the blind/partially sighted.

There are also strong concerns about cycling safety, especially among cyclists on delivery bikes who are frequently seen going the wrong way down one-way streets, cycling on pavements and going through red lights.

Nickie and Freddie are asking the Department for Transport to update the code of practice to reflect technological changes, like dockless bikes. They also want to work with dockless bike providers, like Iand delivery companies, like Deliveroo and Getir, to encourage responsible and considerate cycling, including through the rollout of a professional cycling certificate.


City Crime Plan

Are you aware of a crime or any anti-social behaviour taking place in your local area?
And how safe do you feel walking around your neighbourhood during the day?
Have you personally witnessed or experienced any crime or anti-social behaviour?
And how safe do you feel walking around your neighbourhood at night?
Are you happy with the level of policing in your neighbourhood?
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On the scale of 0-10, 0 means there would be no chance of you voting for the party and 10 means you would be absolutely certain to vote for the party.

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