To help tackle ASB (anti-social behaviour) on the Stockwell Park Estate, during September 2021 SW9 asked community enforcement organisation Parkguard to provide a trial patrol service from 3pm to 1am at the weekends.
The two patrol officers provided a physical presence to reassure residents, took a lead role in addressing ASB and also helped gather critical information which we analysed with the Police. We received positive feedback from residents about this service and noted that their presence reduced the ASB on the estate. This included 655 separate actions to mitigate ASB tackling rough sleeping, drug issues, fly tipping and directing those causing issues to leave the estate. The patrols also reassured residents that positive action was being taken.
Following the trial, SW9 are now considering the formal introduction of Parkguard patrols on Stockwell Park. To better understand your views on this proposal we have created the survey below. Please let us know your thoughts by Sunday 13 February 2022.
Everyone that takes part in the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 2 x £30 Love2Shop vouchers.
Parkguard provide a range of community safety services and high-visibility patrols to support local authorities and the Police in taking enforcement action, increasing public reassurance and improving community safety. Parkguard is accredited under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) and holds a range of delegated powers under the Police Reform Act 2002 which enhances their supportive role in addressing anti-social behaviour (ASB), crime and quality of life related issues.
As the Police cannot always respond to calls outs on the Stockwell Park Estate, SW9 asked Parkguard to provide a trial patrol service during September 2021. You may remember having seen them in the area in their distinctive uniform (including body cameras).
You can visit the Parkguard website for more information on the patrol service: