New Community warden for Easter Ross

Residents in Easter Ross have a new temporary Community Warden working in their area and they are being encouraged to report any issues of fly tipping, noise or neighbour nuisance or gardens in bad condition that require investigation.   

As well as following up complaints, the Warden may be involved in educational role within communities and schools to raise awareness of environmental issues including dog fouling, littering and fly tipping, along with the Community Service Education Enforcement Officer.  

Chair of the Council’s Community Services Committee, Councillor Graham MacKenzie welcomed the appointment.  He said: “Community Wardens are important to the Council and work closely with the Police in helping to prevent nuisance and reporting environmental issues or antisocial behaviour where they arise, identifying issues that may escalate without intervention.  They can also have a very positive role in communities by building relationships with young people, signposting for community safety advice, and assisting in reassuring and supporting vulnerable people.”  

The Community Warden is based in Alness and will be carrying out frequent patrols across the area. He will also work with other colleagues in the Council to tackle dog fouling and litter problems, including issuing Fixed Penalty notices. He can be contacted on 01349 886602.  

Councillor MacKenzie added: “I would encourage anyone who has anything they want to raise or report that is not a criminal matter for the Police to get in touch with the Warden on this number.”


3 Feb 2015