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As part of the Council's commitment to tackling antisocial behaviour, we employ Community Wardens who work closely with communities to meet local needs. The aim of their role is to improve the quality of life, safety and security of the area and provide support, advice and information to the community.
They provide a highly visible presence in these communities, and they are able to monitor and respond to particular issues and provide advice and information on available services and to vulnerable residents.
To contact them and ask for their assistance with problems you are facing:
- You can approach them informally while they are patrolling the streets.
- You can raise issues through your Community Council, Residents or Tenants Association or your local Councillors.
- You can contact the Community Wardens by phoning the Serivce Centre on 01349 886602 or by visiting one of our Service Points.
What do the Wardens become involved in?
- Combating fly tipping, graffiti and dog fouling
- Identifying and reporting incidents of vandalism
- Working with young people
- Visiting vulnerable residents
- Establishing links with local schools
- Working in partnership with resident associations and community councils
- Becoming involved in environmental improvements and projects
- Carrying out regular patrols of communities
Community Wardens can have a significant impact upon the incidence of fly-tipping, graffiti and abandoned cars and are involved with identifying and reporting instances of vandalism, ensuring that remedial action is taken more quickly. Community Wardens can also have an important role in chasing up residents with unsightly gardens and ensuring that they are maintained satisfactorily in future.
The wardens become well known to the children of the areas they serve and work hard to encourage young people to have more respect for their surroundings, particularly in terms of graffiti and littering. They also establish useful links with local schools.
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