Community Warden Service

Community Warden Service 

The primary duty of the Community Safety Wardens is to provide a uniformed presence in our communities, by seeking to reduce levels of crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB) and fear of crime. They also provide reassurance, assistance and help in order to create a safer, more pleasant living environment within our communities.

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 has 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, fly tipping and dog fouling.

The Warden service is not an emergency service, if your issue is an emergency please contact the Police on 999 or textphone 18000.

You can also report problems to your Neighbourhood Policing Team.

What is Anti-social behaviour?

  Visit our page on anti-social behaviour for information on what is anti-social behaviour, what type of anti social behaviour there are and how you can report it.

Contact details and times of operation

The Wardens patrol the borough between the hours of 7:30am and 11pm each day excluding Bank Holidays. A direct telephone number to the Warden service will be published shortly.

The warden email address has been established for residents to report concerns:

Last updated: 24 May 2021