Late night economy and anti-social behaviour

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I am have been made aware over the past few weeks of the problem of late night clubbers and partygoers continuing to create noise and nuisance to local residents when leaving late night venues and in some cases continuing to drink and play music in the residential streets around clubs and other venues. Most recently this has become a problem on the Rockingham Estate due to venues around Elephant and Castle. What is your advice to residents affected by such nuisance and what do you expect the Metropolitan police, working in partnership with the boroughs, do to assist?


Answer for Late night economy and anti-social behaviour

Answer for Late night economy and anti-social behaviour

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My advice, in the first instance, is that residents should contact their local authority and/or registered housing provider. If residents are subject to persistence nuisance, they should contact the police.

Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014,  residents who have previously reported ASB to either the police, the local council or a registered housing provider three times in the last six months may wish to apply for a Community Trigger. If the threshold is met, a case review is undertaken by the relevant agencies. Details of the Community Trigger process in Southwark can be found here:

The police and other partners working to tackle ASB can also consider other new powers to tackle the ASB. These include the Public Spaces Protection Order and the Dispersal Power. More details on how these powers can be applied can be found here:

I will ask MOPAC to contact you on this issue as the Deputy Mayor is currently visiting boroughs where this is a particular problem to aid joint problem solving.

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