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Street wardens

We have a dedicated team of street wardens working in the district to:

  • reduce the fear of crime
  • prevent anti-social behaviour
  • improve the physical appearance of the local environment

The street wardens are not police officers and do not have the power of arrest. They act as a link between the local community, local agencies and the police.

Their statutory duties are to:

  • remove abandoned vehicles
  • provide a dog warden service
  • issue fixed penalty notices under the Clean Neighbourhoods Act for littering, abandoning vehicles

Other duties they carry out include:

  • organising the removal of fly-tipping, litter and graffiti
  • dealing with vandalism and removal of syringes and needles
  • reporting suspicious behaviour to police and external enforcement agencies
  • day and evening patrols to curb anti-social behaviour
  • reporting problems such as defective street lights to the relevant department within the Council or external agencies
  • dog micro-chipping service

Community liaison

Street wardens are there to provide a visible and reassuring presence to the community. To do this they also visit vulnerable groups such as sheltered housing, elderly people living on their own, day centres, disabled groups and residents living in remote areas. They take part in activities for young people and can visit schools and youth organisations.

To contact a street warden: