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Street wardens

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

  • deal with environmental crime
  • prevent anti-social behaviour
  • investigate animal welfare issues (domestic animals) - see our Animal Welfare Charter

Their statutory duties are to:

  • take formal action, when necessary, under the EPA 1990 and Clean Neighbourhood Acts for fly-tipping, littering, abandoning vehicles, and dog fouling
  • provide a dog warden service
  • investigate and remove abandoned vehicles

Other duties they carry out include:

  • organising the removal of fly-tipping and litter
  • dealing with vandalism and removal of syringes and needles
  • reporting suspicious behaviour to police and external enforcement agencies
  • dog micro-chipping service
  • investigate low-level anti-social behaviour

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: