Neighbourhood, Crime and ASB board

is a new board created within Tower Hamlets Council, and separately run from the Safer Neighbourhood Board.

Tonight, during the Cabinet meeting council discussed the introduction of the borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to deal with the possession and use of psychoactive substances (e.g. nitrous oxide) and associated Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB).

Notices will be put up throughout around the borough by 6. May 2021.

Councillor Islam mentioned control on suppliers and communicating the issue to the people who tend to use the canisters to prevent repeat offending.

  • Engage
  • Explain
  • Encourage
  • Enforce

is going to be the policy to achieve a reduction in Nitrous Oxide use but there seems to be no zero tolerance policy. Council has agreed to the new measures.

The council’s decision can be referenced here

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