Extra enforcement officers for Hackney’s parks

Shoreditch Park 1

A team of six additional enforcement officers will work throughout Hackney’s parks this summer to tackle antisocial behaviour and ensure the borough’s green spaces remain places for everyone to enjoy. 

They will be joined by six security guards at London Fields, and the Council’s wider team of enforcement officers when needed, who are deployed around the borough to manage antisocial behaviour like fly-tipping, noise nuisance, and littering.

The new park enforcement officers start this week following significant levels of antisocial behaviour in London Fields last year and concerns raised by residents in the London Fields Conversation, with 68% reporting being concerned about antisocial behaviour.

Last summer, over 300 fines were issued in London Fields alone for antisocial behaviour as people, many of whom were not from Hackney, travelled to London Fields in breach of Coronavirus regulations.

To help manage additional litter during the summer, the Council will be placing large commercial style bins across its parks, and volunteers and park staff will complete regular litter picks.

Toilets throughout Hackney’s parks will also remain open.

Ajman Ali, Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing
Our parks are for everyone to enjoy, which is why we’ve recruited additional enforcement officers and security guards. 

It’s clear our parks will continue to be a lifeline for those without outside space of their own - so I’d urge anyone using them to be considerate to each other and park staff so we can all enjoy them together.
Ajman Ali, Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing

Residents can report antisocial behaviour on streets, public spaces and in parks by emailing asbteam@hackney.gov.uk or calling 020 8356 3310. 

For more information, visit: https://hackney.gov.uk/report-crime