Community wardens

The community wardens started work in January 2005 and they work in:

  • Chichester East and Whyke
  • Chichester West
  • Tangmere and Oving
  • Selsey
  • The Witterings

Main areas of activity

  • Community development and encouraging and increasing community involvement
  • Dealing with environmental issues (e.g. graffiti, litter, dumping, abandoned cars, dog fouling etc.) within the area by working with appropriate agencies
  • Working with the police, police community support officers (PCSOs) and local communities to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and fear of crime in the area including providing intelligence and evidence to the police and acting as a professional witnesses

They achieve this by:

  • Being based in the area
  • Working flexible shifts including evenings (up to 10pm) and weekends. They spend part of they week working together but also do some lone working so that they can provide seven day per week cover. Although they have an agreed forward shift pattern, they are prepared to be flexible to meet local requirements
  • Regular high visibility, reassuring patrolling on foot or bike
  • Responding to calls from the public or other agencies
  • Working closely with police, PCSOs, local councillors, community groups, RSLs and residents
  • Working closely with agencies that can deal with issues in the community
  • Regular visits to elderly, vulnerable etc
  • Working with the community and promoting community development initiatives

They do not:

  • Have any enforcement powers - no special criminal powers or council enforcement
  • Get involved in violent incidents
  • Take sides in disputes
  • Stop all crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Normally undertake joint patrols with PCSOs

Evaluation report

Chichester district community warden service was introduced in January 2005 as a two-year pilot scheme to determine what impact community wardens could have in selected areas.

A full report of the community warden's evaluation is available on request.

Community warden contacts

Contact information for the Community wardens working in the district:

Senior Community Warden
Name:
Declan Moody: 07825 681527
Address:
District Council Office
East Pallant House
East Pallant
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1TY
United Kingdom

Community wardens - Chichester East
Name:
John Logan: 07768 207868
Address:
District Council Office
East Pallant House
East Pallant
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1TY
United Kingdom

Community wardens - Chichester South
Name:
Jay Blackwood: 07776 435506
Address:
District Council Office
East Pallant House
East Pallant
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1TY
United Kingdom

 

Community wardens - Chichester West
Name:
Sue Long: 07715053912
Address:
District Council Office
East Pallant House
East Pallant
Chichester
PO19 1TY
United Kingdom

Community warden - The Witterings
Name:
Drew Allardice: 07825 681547
Address:
East Wittering Fire Station
Oakfield Road
East Wittering
PO20 8RP
United Kingdom
Telephone:
01243 672693

Community warden - Selsey
Name:
Carol McClung: 07768 206974
Address:
Selsey Fire Station
80 High Street
Selsey
West Sussex
PO20 0QG
United Kingdom
Telephone:
01243 604546

Community wardens - Tangmere and Oving
Name:
Gareth Jones: 07768 202356 or Dawn White: 07768 210358
Address:
The Community Wardens Office
Oving Jubilee Hall
High Street
Oving
West Sussex
PO20 2DQ
United Kingdom
Telephone:
01243 536448