H&F Law Enforcement officers make winter nights safer

Our officers have stepped up patrols in December to help make women and girls feel safer.

H&F Law Enforcement Officer (right) speaking to residents on King Street, Hammersmith

Our Law Enforcement Team has stepped up patrols to help make women and girls feel safer this winter.

The extra patrols are taking place in Shepherds Bush Green, Hammersmith Broadway and Fulham Broadway. The patrols run from 6pm to midnight, every Friday and Saturday night.

More than 700 residents have shared their experience with harassment in streets and public places with the H&F officers across the first two weekends in December.

The public safety patrols will continue until 23 December, and are part of H&F Council’s efforts to introduce new powers to crackdown on street harassment.

Cllr Rebecca Harvey, H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion & Community Safety, said: “Residents have told us how much of a positive impact our LET officers have on their neighbourhoods.

“We want to do more, so we’re increasing their reassuring presence in busy areas. If you see them out and about, please say hello.”

Cllr Rebecca Harvey (left) speaking to residents outside Livat shopping mall, Hammersmith, with H&F's Law Enforcement Team

Stay safe

The nighttime safety patrols come with the earlier darkness in the winter. They are in addition to the LET’s daily patrols.

Specifically, H&F’s uniformed officers have increased their patrols around busy nighttime economy venues and in high-footfall areas locally, including:


  • Chelsea FC football stadium on home game nights
  • local pubs, clubs, bars and other nighttime venues along North End Road and New King’s Road
  • transport hubs including Fulham Broadway, West Kensington and West Brompton tube stations.


  • the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
  • local pubs, clubs, bars and other nighttime venues Hammersmith town centre and the Thames Path 
  • transport hubs including Hammersmith Broadway and bus station.

Shepherds Bush

  • the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
  • Loftus Road stadium on home game nights
  • local pubs, clubs, bars and other nighttime venues around Shepherds Bush Green and Uxbridge Road 
  • transport hubs including White City, Shepherds Bush and Shepherds Bush Market.

Meanwhile, our licensing team is visiting pubs, restaurants and other nighttime venues to step up their efforts against drink spiking and harassment, and improve safety through the Ask for Angela scheme.

H&F Law Enforcement Officers on patrol on Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush

Get support

H&F Council is working closely with local partners and specialist service providers to ensure residents have access to the best possible support.

If you’re experiencing abuse, you’re not alone. Help is at hand, free and confidentially:

In an emergency, always call 999.

Angelou Partnership
For women and girls affected by domestic violence and abuse in H&F.
0808 801 0660 or 020 8741 7008
Angelou Partnership website

Men’s Advice Line
For men affected by domestic abuse.
0808 801 0327

National Stalking Helpline
For victims of stalking.
0808 802 0300
Suzy Lamplugh Trust website 

For more information and support, visit the H&F women’s safety webpage.

Related news

Translate this website