Littlehampton community wardens monthly report August 2021

High visibility patrols

Total combined foot patrol hours

223

 

 

Warnings and notices total:

9

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

3

Removal of alcohol incidents

0

PSPO Fixed Penalty Notices

0

Obstructive parking advisory notices

1

Cycling (verbal)

5

 

 

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) incidents total:

1

Noise

0

Public order

0

Neighbours

0

Other

1

Referrals to ADC ASB team

0

 

 

Community events attended:

9

 

 

Schools contacts/engagement:

0

 

 

Reports to operation crackdown:

2

 

 

1signposting advice:

11

 

 

Visits to vulnerable people:

2

 

 

Police reports total:

26

Phone (101 and 999)

1

Email

25

Online

0

Intelligence submissions

3

Verbal

5

E-CINS logs (multi-agency platform)

4

 

 

Environmental reports total:

8

Drug litter

0

Graffiti

2

Fly-tipping

4

Dog fouling

0

Litter

0

Hazards

2

 

 

Safeguarding referrals total:

2

Adult

2

Child

0

 

 

Multi agency meetings attended:

3

Additional commentary:

2 August 2021

Wickbourne – wallet found by a warden containing cash and cards, owner located, and the wallet returned without issue.
Mewsbrook - checks on previously reported graffiti in the skate park and follow up calls made to effect cleansing and removal.

3 August 2021

Age UK – digital inclusion drop-in session held with several attendees given basic IT advice and guidance.
Highfields, Wick – several incidents of fly-tipping found and reported for removal.

4 August 2021

Maltravers – several cyclists riding on the footpath asked to dismount. They complied, no problems. Checks on areas previously reported graffiti – confirmed removal.
Ruby Gardens – reported homeless person self-erected shelter removed at wardens request. Camp no longer occupied.
Linden Park – travellers reported at Linden Park, details recorded and forwarded to traveller liaison and local police for attention.

5 August 2021

Town centre and St Martins car park areas – pedal cyclist in high street asked to dismount, which they did.
Brookfields cemetery – local homeless person engaged with, assistance given regarding his circumstances, contacted his keyworker at Turning Tides on his behalf.
Town centre – information given to a warden regarding alleged drug dealing in Bayford Road and Arcade Road. They were advised to report any further details should the incidents continue.

6 August 2021

Mewsbrook skate park – engagement with local skaters following allegations that they were responsible for recent ASB behaviour, advice given.

9 August 2021

Mewsbrook - security and safety advice at the Mewsbrook miniature railway.

10 August 2021

 Highfields Park – criminal damage advice to group of 9 year olds, regarding ongoing damage to the soft play area. Advice to two youths regarding the use of ‘E’ scooters on public roads.

11 August 2021

Wheatcroft - Wick - polite parking notice issued to vehicle inconsiderately parked blocking footpath.
Beach area - known homeless female who required help was signposted to the Turning Tides service for further assistance.
Caffyns field - wardens were approached by a known local street drinker who alerted them to a male who was suffering from a self-induced drug overdose. The male had lost consciousness and was unresponsive. Wardens attended to the individual, called for an ambulance, and assisted paramedics when they arrived on the scene. The male was eventually revived, but refused to attend hospital.

12 August 2021

Beach area - team attended the Sandcastle on the Beach event, well attended, positive response from the public to the warden’s presence. Attended Netley Court, town centre, regarding reported ASB behaviour by local youths, nothing seen.

13 August 2021

Local media reporter spent the morning with the warden team, including accompanying them on patrols. Positive and supportive article published in the Littlehampton Gazette social media and print.

14 August 2021

Evening attendance at the ‘Screen on the Green’ event which was well attended. The area  was patrolled and several groups of youths were engaged with.
Young people found near the slipway, apparently recently swimming in the river. Dangers around cold water shock and ‘tombstoning’ explained to the group.
Words of advice given regarding PSPO behaviour given to small group of males drinking at Caffyns Field.

16 August 2021

Maltravers and Marina Gardens - two males asked to dismount pedal cycles on the promenade. Both complied with no issues.

17 August 2021

Town centre – joint patrol with local PCSO. Two local homeless persons given warning as to behaviour at St Martins toilet block.

18 August 2021

Highfields Wick - local litter pick event conducted with local residents. Well attended, large amount of litter collected, and raffle prizes given out to local children. Event conducted in conjunction with ADC Housing team and local Morrisons Community Champion.

19 August 2021

Caffyns Field - PSPO and CPW warnings given regarding behaviour to local homeless street drinkers who had set up tents within the field.

20 August 2021

Creative Heart (Tamarisk Centre) - warden and local Fire and Rescue Service attended to engage with public and offer advice and engage about local issues.

23 August 2021

Town Centre – joint patrol with Arun District Council ASB team and local PCSO’s.
Caffyns Field – wardens present when notice served by Arun District Council staff to the tented homeless, to ensure that they vacate the area in a timely manner.

25 August 2021

Mewsbrook Skate Park – Skate Jam event, wardens provided a presence, engaging with young people participating and spectating the event. Really positive event that highlighted the positive role that young people have in our community and engaged with some hard to reach young people.

26 August 2021

Morrisons, Wick – community warden drop-in surgery, signposting to local agencies, giving advice and information as well as listening to the concerns of the community on both local and council related issues.

27 August 2021

Warden assisted Safer Sussex to provide support session to female victims of domestic abuse.

31 August 2021

Highfields Wick – fencing around the soft play park found to be damaged and presenting a danger to local residents and children. Contractors contacted in order to do repairs.
Engaged with local known drug users in the town centre area and signposted them to local  support and help agencies