Police in Woolwich will have Section 60 powers today in an attempt to prevent disorder in the town centre.
S60 allows stop and search without prior suspicion, and the order is in force from 2pm for twelve hours.
Previous years saw issues across the town.
A fence has again been erected in General Gordon Square blocking use of the public space for at least a week.
The same happened last year, though incidents still occurred elsewhere including on Plumstead Road and around Tesco.