The riots felt like a crisis at the time, with some dramatic news coverage, and twitter was whipped into a "crisis response" frenzy. The wiki page here was used as a coordination tool for information about the "riot cleanup" community response, and also other fund-raising and donation drives.
Guardian riots map verified - Riot details and events updated through the night, with data download from Guardian data
London riots map - The same riot details here are overlaid on OpenStreetMap, a map created by local Londoners. You can help us add more details (particularly in deprived areas) by editing the map at http://OpenStreetMap.org.
Riots and deprivation map - (old) incidents data overlaid on a coloured layer showing a deprivation index across the capital
An Ushahidi instance has been set up to map recovery efforts and reports.
delootlondon.co.uk - map showing independent businesses which were victims of looting. Help by shopping there.
Relief and aid
There are a number of ways to donate to help people in Tottenham:
- The shelter in Tottenham was collating your mountains of donations all day on Wednesday. As of late Wednesday, they are still in need of Nappies, Ladies sanitary wares, mobile phone chargers, cutlery, saucepans, kitchen utensils and crockery. They are open between 9am and 8pm. Please drop this in at: Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, N15 4JA (map)
- You can donate bedding, clothes etc to Apex House, 820 Seven Sisters Road, N15 5PQ. Phone 020 8489 1000
- The Budgens in Crouch End are taking all donations of food, bedding & clothing for people made homeless. Leave items in the cages outside the supermarket: Budgens Supermarket, 23 The Broadway, Crouch End, London N8 8DU. (map). phone 020 8340 9636
- A site has been set up to collect donations for Aaron Biber, so he can keep his barbershop running. Paypal donations at present (including donations by card) - http://keepaaroncutting.blogspot.com/
- On Thursday 11th @katenash on Twitter organised some collections from Hoxton Square for donated items.
- Likewise a pickup in Camden Town 
- Harringey's Homeless Persons Unit have had a huge response of donations. She is suggesting that people in South or West London contact places in their local areas to make donations.
Welcome Centre in Walthamstow is providing support and needs volunteers. Any help or food would be greatly appreciated. They were staying open until 10pm Wed night. St Mary's Welcome Centre next to St Mary's Church (map) in E17.
In Walthamstow Stella Creasy is coordinating support for youth outreach workers and police. Contact her at stella [AT] workingforwalthamstow.org.uk to find out more about how to help.
Wed 10th Aug: Croydon Mosque & Islamic Centre have announced "The Mosque is open to help anyone affected by the riots, who may require shelter, food and support." See more here: http://www.pbuu.net/News-Views-Details.aspx?nwID=14
St Luke's Church - 8, Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe, CR3 0AA Donations can be dropped in this Saturday between 12-2pm.
Regarding cleanup, on Tuesday we were invited to contact the council on 020 8726 6000 to get put on their volunteers list, or contact @yourcroydon on Twitter, although they also stated that their own staff have already done all the cleanup work that can be done at this stage. People interested in helping in the medium to long term should subscribe to the new channel in their email updates service: http://www.croydononline.org/subscribe/
Greenwich Council are recommending that local residents who want to help with the clean-up & getting businesses back on track should become Environment Champions. You can find out more about this on their website here: http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/Greenwich/YourEnvironment/StreetsBuildings/Be-an-environment-champion.htm and can contact the team on 020 8921 5904 or email@example.com for more details.
Greenwich Council's official Twitter feed is @Greenwichcouncl
London Riots Cleanup
@artistsmakers on twitter is organising a London-wide volunteer cleanup with the #riotcleanup hashtag. If you're involved in the cleanup or want to support those that are, the hashtag #riotwombles has also gained a lot of support.
Cleanup events took place in many locations on Tuesday & Wednesday. Some new events are scheduled to happen again. You can track them on these websites:
Some sort of "clever" voting system. Looks like anyone can add an event time and location.
Various contact channels. Static list.
Riot Clean-Up now has a blog for more detailed announcements: http://riotscleanup.wordpress.com/
At one stage on Tuesday this wiki page provided by far the most useful list, partly due to wiki contributions from several people (anyone can edit!), and partly due to the other websites being broken at various stages. For the moment the list here has been blown away because it seems to be more out-of-date than the above, and certainly less linked to.
Being wiki editable is a useful thing. A tried and tested approach used in disaster management, which could make a list on this page potentially much more useful. It's dynamically openly maintainable (arguably that psocha.co.uk site is, but that's not as flexible as a wiki and is generally a bit weird)
So... if someone wants to re-establish a more useful list here, go ahead and edit! It would be neat if riotcleanup.com or riotcleanup.co.uk would switch to a wiki approach or scrape content from here.
Shorter link here: http://bit.ly/ldnriot