Action day as Limehouse neighbours join police to stop yobs using their park
- Credit: LBTH
A people’s “action day” has reclaimed open space that has been a magnet for yobs by sprucing up the run-down Rectory Gardens next to the Limehouse Cut.
Neighbours turned out on Saturday, September 1, to join their neighbourhood police team to add a lick of paint to the railings by the canal to make the place more appealing for families.
It was organised by Tower Hamlets Council following complaints about things that should be done to improve the area, which included "reclaiming spaces" used for antisocial activity.
"This was a chance for ordinary people to help create a safer environment," mayor John Biggs said.
"It sends a message that antisocial behaviour is not welcome in the East End."
The first of many action days was planned by the council to deal with the "seasonal peaks in crime and antisocial behaviour".
But was it also a chance to meet the public to hear about their concerns.
- 1 East London boroughs lag behind rest of country for Covid booster uptake
- 2 Jailed: Man who robbed and blackmailed men he met on Grindr
- 3 Ranjith Kankanamalage death: Man charged with murder
- 4 Travel disruptions: Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Newham
- 5 Gun found in car as Met makes 130 arrests during drugs op
- 6 Patients with Covid in east London hospitals fall after rising for weeks
- 7 Councillor says he 'hopes to lose' next election
- 8 Jailed: Rapist who repeatedly attacked woman in her own home
- 9 Olympian burglary: Men with links to Plaistow and Isle of Dogs wanted
- 10 One per cent council tax rise planned with borough set for balanced budget
The neighbours explained what was needed, then set about clearing rubbish, painting railings and replacing missing fence panels.