Community wardens

The community warden scheme's aim is to provide a dedicated community engagement service across specified locations within the district, and to be a visible deterrent to anti-social behaviour. This page provides a summary of the community warden’s role and access to the team’s monthly activity reports.

We currently run two schemes. One in Littlehampton, in partnership with the town council and the second, the ‘Arun West’ scheme, covers the following parishes:

  • Aldingbourne
  • Aldwick
  • Barnham and Eastergate
  • Bersted
  • Felpham
  • Ford
  • Middleton-on-Sea
  • Pagham
  • Slindon
  • Walberton
  • Yapton

Contact the community warden team 

What we can do

  • provide a reassuring, uniformed patrolling presence
  • provide an eyes and ears service aimed at reducing fear of crime and improving the quality of life
  • report environmental issues, notably dog fouling and fly-tipping, and help to preserve the environment
  • reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour by intervening at an early stage, and liaising with the police where needed
  • support communities by encouraging activities for young people.
  • support vulnerable members of the community by preventing isolation
  • offer advice on crime prevention and fire safety in the home
  • work in partnership with other agencies to help benefit the community
  • act as professional witnesses

What we do not do

  • we are not a replacement for the police
  • we are not an emergency service or response team. Crime and anti-social behaviour should be reported to the police directly
  • as we do not work 24/7 there will be times when neither warden is on duty
  • we do not provide a care service, but are able to refer vulnerable people to relevant support agencies
  • we are not parking wardens and cannot issue parking tickets