Community wardens

The community wardens provide a dedicated community engagement service across specified locations within the district, prioritising deterring and reducing anti-social behaviour.  This page provides a summary of the community warden’s role, and how to get in touch.

We currently run two schemes.  One across the town boundary of Littlehampton 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, such as fly-tipping and drug litter, 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