Community Wardens

The Community Warden Service was established to address public concerns in relation to Crime and Disorder and tackle issues in relation to Anti-Social Behaviour. This is achieved by working in partnership with the local community and its partners to provide a safer environment in which to live, work and visit. The provision of a uniformed community patrol offers and promotes community reassurance leading to a reduction in crime and, most importantly, the community's perception of crime.

Objectives

  • Provide a highly visible uniformed presence to reduce the fear of crime and promote public reassurance.
  • Addressing issues relating to Anti-Social Behaviour through pro-active and re-active enforcement and education.
  • Encourage and enforce the safe and proper use of outdoor recreational areas and public open space.
  • Adopt a pro-active role in encouraging all sections of the community to use public open spaces for sporting activities and environmental appreciation.
  • Enforcement of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire license conditions.

Environmental Enforcement

  • Enforcement and removal of Abandoned Vehicles.
  • Vehicles for sale on the highway.
  • Enforcement of Litter and Dog Fouling.
  • The collection and detention of stray dogs.
  • Issue of Fixed Penalty Notices.

Partnership Work

  • Liaison with local residents and businesses on issues of crime and disorder, vandalism, nuisance and anti-social behaviour.
  • Work closely with the Police Community Action Teams (CAT) on crime and disorder issues and jointly operate the mobile CCTV vehicle.
  • Support the CCTV network.
  • Support Officers who are on the councils 24 hour call out scheme.
  • Promotion of Business and Pubwatch schemes.
  • Working in partnership with the DVLA to tackle unlicensed vehicles.