Safety in your neighbourhood

There are many groups and organisations working to keep your neighbourhood safe:

Community Payback

The Community Payback scheme is a way for people who have committed low-level crime to carry out unpaid work for the benefit of the local community. Community Payback works in conjunction with London CRC Probation and Youth Offending Team. The Council will continue to manage Community Payback in the future and is keen to get ideas from local residents on work that the offenders do.

Examples of work could include removing graffiti and fly posters, cutting back vegetation, removing chewing gum, cleaning and restoration.

If you have any suggestions of work in the borough that could be carried out under the Community Payback scheme, you can email your suggestions and where you would like the work carried out to

Community Policing

The Kensington and Chelsea Community Policing Team, works alongside Council colleagues in enforcing environmental health, noise and nuisance, trading standards and licensing issues.  

Its role is to provide an additional visible uniformed presence in the Borough and tackle issues that affect local residents and businesses, especially dealing with antisocial behaviour.

For further information, and how to contact your local police station, see the Community Policing page.

Neighbourhood Policing Teams

The Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) provide neighbourhood policing in Chelsea, Kensington and North Kensington

In addition there is a dedicated police team for each local authority ward comprising of a sergeant, who is the ward manager, a dedicated police constable and a police community support officer (PCSO). These three officers provide the link with the community and are solely dedicated to the ward. For more information about local policing visit the Metropolitan Police website.

Council Safer Neighbourhood service

The Council Safer Neighbourhood service comprises of three Safer Neighbourhood Officers (SNO) who work closely with the Neighbourhood Policing Teams to jointly address community issues that require both police and Council attention. They also work towards making the environment cleaner, safer and more pleasant for everyone. Contact the Council Safer Neighbourhood service by email:

Youth Offending Team

Crime figures for Kensington and Chelsea


  • to help improve community safety in your neighbourhood and support victims of crime, see the Get Involved page