Neighbourhood Watch

We run our own Neighbourhood Watch, working with the Metropolitan Police Waterloo and South Bank Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

Join here for regular crime prevention emails (not to be confused with LERA emails; please note you are signing up to a separate mailing list run by our Neighbourhood Watch partners).

Need help?


Dial 999

including when there is threat to life or property, a crime is being committed and the suspects are still there (eg burglary, drug dealing or taking), and where anti-social behaviour is aggressive and likely to result in violence. Provide as much information as possible. The call will be graded:

I – response within 12 minutes   – response within 1 hour   E/R – response over 1 hour


Dial 101

including anti-social behaviour, when you suspect a crime may have taken place and the suspect has gone, and people making excessive noise during the night. If you have to wait more than 15 minutes, hang up and dial 999; tell the operator you had to give up waiting for an answer on 101.

The more people phone or fill in the web form, the higher the priority.

Waterloo and South Bank (formerly Bishop’s) Safer Neighbourhoods Team

Dial 020 8721 2731

For non-urgent advice, to tell our local police about something which concerns you, or request a visit.

Between 8am and 10pm calls should reach a local officer, but if nobody is available you can leave an answerphone message.

All officers have mobile devices; they can sometimes respond more quickly to emails than calls and may be in the LERA area.

Homeless people

If you’re worried about someone over 18 years old who may be homeless, StreetLink can connect them with Lambeth Council’s Outreach rough sleeping team, who will find and support the person. For anyone homeless under 18, dial 999.


Dial 0800 555111

Independent charity enabling 100% anonymous reporting of emergencies and non-emergencies.


Report areas where you don’t feel safe – maybe a lack of street lighting, abandoned buildings, vandalism, or where you may have been followed or verbally abused. This highlights problem areas so police and other agencies can work to improve them.

Nearest police stations

Charing Cross  Agar Street, London, WC2N 4JP

Walworth  12-28 Manor Place, London, SE17 3BB