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Neighbourhood Wardens

Neighbourhood Wardens help reduce environmental crime, anti-social behaviour, minimise the fear of crime and provide a link with services for the community to prevent:

  • Street and vehicle crime and abandoned vehicles
  • Fly tipping
  • Graffiti
  • Environmental problems caused by putting refuse out too early
  • Litter

Neighbourhood Wardens are able to issue fixed-penalty notices, when appropriate, and also have the authority to confiscate tobacco and prevent the consumption of alcohol in public areas. Both teams are involved in a range of projects working with residents and businesses to improve local communities.

How Neighbourhood Wardens work within their community

Neighbourhood Wardens can help by:

  • Acting as a link between the community and other agencies such as the police, fire and local authorities
  • Working to track down offenders, both businesses and individual, and taking the appropriate legal action
  • Dealing with complaints about environmental issues
  • Keeping track of incidents reported until we have a result
  • Checking on empty properties, which are often the target for anti-social behaviour
  • Being a visible presence on the streets and helping to make people feel safer
  • Reporting anti-social behaviour and involving the relevant organisations
  • Promoting and supporting local meetings, festivals, fun days and environmental events to help build community spirit and encourage the establishment of self-help groups

Last updated 24 July 2023