Community Warden Service
The Council is committed to providing more effective, responsive and accessible environmental enforcement, community safety and engagement outcomes. As part of this commitment, the bitCREST (Customer and Resident-focussed Environmental Services Transformation) Programme has decided to join up a range of services delivered on streets, and in parks which will strengthen our responses to tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) and expand our engagement with residents.
This new initiative is the Community Safety Warden Team, comprising of 12 Wardens and 2 Supervisors.
The team will support and add value to the network of community safety services in the borough. The service will work in partnership with other Council enforcement services, Housing and the Detached and Outreach Service, the police, residents and communities to tackle and solve community safety problems. The wardens will be both street based and work on estates (depending on priority areas).
Benefits for residents
The Community Safety Warden Team will deliver the following benefits for residents:
- a flexible and swift response to street-based anti-social behaviour issues
- a visible enforcement service with links to the Council’s CCTV network to provide intelligence-led tasking and responses to live issues
- enhanced local problem solving with a focus on resident and business engagement and involvement
- increased intelligence gathering which supports other Council enforcement teams and the police respond to issues
- increased visibility of, and engagement with, a uniformed enforcement team in the borough
- better value for money for the Council with an opportunity to join up services with Housing and Children’s Services
- an opportunity to recruit local residents into new roles
The warden service will have the ability to issue Fixed Penalty Notices, Community Protection Notices and enforce Public Space Protection Orders. Their key area of focus will be on anti-social behaviour such as street drinking, begging and rowdy behaviour, but they will also have the ability to act on environmental crimes such as littering, flytipping and dog fouling.
For more information please contact Rachel Merriman (Senior Community Safety Officer) on email: Rachel.Merriman@rbkc.gov.uk.