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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.