Littlehampton community wardens monthly report April 2022

High visibility patrols

Total combined foot patrol hours

44

 

 

Warnings and notices total:

5

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) warnings (verbal and written)

2

Removal of alcohol incidents

0

PSPO Fixed Penalty Notices

0

Obstructive parking advisory notices

0

Cycling (verbal)

3

 

 

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) incidents total:

6

Noise

0

Public order

2

Neighbours

0

Other

3

Referrals to ADC ASB team

1

 

 

Community events attended:

4

 

 

Schools contacts/engagement:

4

 

 

Reports to operation crackdown:

0

 

 

1signposting advice:

1

 

 

Visits to vulnerable people:

0

 

 

Police reports total:

3

Phone (101 and 999)

0

Email

0

Online

0

Intelligence submissions

0

Verbal

3

E-CINS logs (multi-agency platform)

0

 

 

Environmental reports total:

2

Drug litter

1

Graffiti

1

Fly-tipping

0

Dog fouling

0

Litter

0

Hazards

0

 

 

Safeguarding referrals total:

0

Adult

0

Child

0

 

 

Multi agency meetings attended:

3

Additional commentary:

  • the service has continued to operate via one community warden this month. The emphasis has been put on visibility right across the town by way of foot patrols and attendance at a range of community engagement events
  • the two vacant community warden posts have been advertised with a closing date of Sunday 8 May 2022
  • attendance at the Chilgrove Community Hub launch event on Saturday 9 April 2022 provided a great opportunity to engage with members of the public and service providers in attendance on the day. The hub itself is a great venue for wardens to host community safety events in the future and affords chances to participate in other events alongside service providers and residents
  • our community warden arranged and hosted a bike security marking event on Saturday 23 April 2022 in collaboration with a local PCSO. This initial event was a success with 15 bikes provided with free marking and registration. Feedback from those who attended and comments beyond indicate this is a welcome initiative and one that will be replicated in the future
  • community warden worked proactively to address community concerns around street homeless male occupying the doorway to the old Bonmarche building in the High Street. Took the lead in interacting with the individual to try and reduce negative impact behaviour was having and provided information to facilitate enforcement action taken by the ASB team. Warden was also first to find out that male had returned to the area and has been diligent in reporting to Police and ASB caseworker
  • continuation of engagement work with street community who have previously occupied benches outside Sainsbury’s. Whilst on most occasions their behaviour has not been witnessed as being antisocial, due to comments on social media about their presence, Community warden has encouraged this group to find an alternative location. This has seen a dramatic reduction in comments about the High Street and provided reassurance to the public
  • commencement of wider engagement with businesses and the traders partnership in the High Street. This is limited at the moment due to capacity but will be increased following recruitment of additional posts
  •  participation at Chilgrove community hub ‘planting event’ with children invited to plant and decorate new raised flower beds. Great interaction with children and parents in attendance, very positive event
  • ‘drop-in’ session held at Morrisons on 28 April 2022, good engagement with members of the public and discussions around community concerns which have been fed to appropriate agencies
  • April saw a number of tents sited around Littlehampton used by homeless individuals. Community Warden undertook welfare checks and engagement, offering signposting advice and sharing information with Turning Tides and our street outreach homelessness team. Also dealt with a couple of discarded tents and belongings in parks, reported to officers for removal
  • continuation of work with The Compass (TLA) and pupils has been productive in terms of raising awareness of youth ASB and being able to speak directly with young people about issues and dangers. Positive feedback from staff