Community Wardens Scheme

 

Community Wardens Scheme Community Foundation has set up a Community Wardens scheme which will seek to improve people’s quality of life and help reduce crime, by reducing fear of crime and tackling low level anti-social behaviour and environmental crime.

 

Building on the government’s ‘Big Society’ and the localism agenda, our Community Wardens scheme is a new innovation in community involvement and social action to keep our streets and estates cleaner, greener and safer. Community Foundation is working to offer people who are on the DWP Community Work Placement an opportunity to use their time to help improve our neighbourhoods.We will be piloting the scheme initially covering Lozells, East Handworth and Aston.

 

Community Wardens will be uniformed and operate Mon- Fri between 10am – 4pm.  Wardens will be undertaking the following activities:

 

Community Reassurance

• attend community and resident meetings

• support older and vulnerable people in the area

• get involved in community activities and work with young people

• work with local residents, young people and businesses to develop a  

   community spirit

• Community Needs Survey

• patrol the neighbourhood on foot wearing uniform

 

Recording & Reporting

• share information with relevant agencies to alert them about ASB, drug

   dealing, prostitution and environmental crime problems

• report fly-tipping and vandalism to street furniture

• report abandoned vehicles 

• report faulty street lights, missed bin collections and pot holes

• report noise nuisance 

• Undertake monthly enviro-crime audit of streets\estates to identify      

   hotspots

 

Tackling Problems

• remove graffiti

• undertake litter picks

• undertake speed watch campaigns

• site visit to empty/abandoned properties to check for safety and security

• Property Marking

• Door-Door leaflet distribution

 

If you would like to find out more, contact the Community Warden Coordinator Hao Khy Chim on 0121 238 3282 or email: hao@thecommunityfoundation.org.uk

Community Wardens Updates

Friday 5th June 2015

Canal Adoption

Friday 5th June 2015

Community Wardens Street Patrol

The wardens have been patrolling the streets in their new high-vis orange and grey uniform.

 

They are currently getting to know the area and meeting local residents, businesses and organisations based in the area. 

Friday 5th June 2015

ASB & ENVIRO CRIME ACTION DAY

Wardens from Community Foundation took part in a day of action to tackle anti social behaviour and enviro crime in Lozells in partnership with Police Officers from Lozells and East Handsworth, Birmingham Council Enforcement officers , Licensing Team, staff from the district team, Cllr Mahmood Hussain Executive Member for Local Services Perry Bar, along with a number of other organisations