Littlehampton community wardens monthly report June 2022

High visibility patrols

  • Total combined foot patrol hours: 74

Warnings and notices

  • PSPO warnings (verbal and written): 0
  • Removal of alcohol incidents: 0
  • PSPO Fixed Penalty Notices: 0
  • Obstructive parking advisory notices: 0
  • Cycling / E-scooters (verbal): 0
  • Total: 0

ASB incidents

  • Noise: 0
  • Public order: 3
  • Neighbours: 0
  • Other: 2
  • Referrals to ADC ASB team: 1
  • Total: 6

Community events

  • Community events attended: 2

Schools contacts/engagements

  • Schools contacts/engagements: 0

Operation Crackdown

  • Reports to Operation Crackdown: 0


  • Signposting advice: 4

Vulnerable people

  • Visits to vulnerable people: 1

Police reports

  • Phone (101 and 999): 0
  • Email: 0
  • Online: 0
  • Intelligence submissions: 4
  • Verbal: 2
  • E-CINS logs (multi-agency platform): 0
  • Total: 6

Environmental reports

  • Drug litter: 1
  • Graffiti: 1
  • Fly-tipping: 1
  • Dog fouling: 0
  • Litter: 1
  • Hazards: 0
  • Total: 4

Safeguarding referrals

  • Adult: 0
  • Child: 0
  • Total: 0

Multi-agency meetings

  • Multi-agency meetings attended: 2

Additional commentary

Service provided by single warden still due to delay in police vetting process for newly appointed officer. First week of the month subject to annual leave.

Following a report from a member of the public alleging possible drug dealing taking place near Caffyns Field, priority given by community warden to patrol area and share information with Police. Action resulted in an operation being undertaken leading to the arrest of an individual.

Positive feedback received from Norfolk Gardens and miniature train operator regarding a reduction in the number of ASB incidents compared to last year. Regular patrols and engagement with youths to continue in this area.

Damage to the rear of St Mary’s Church building observed during patrol, possible attempted forced entry. Reported directly to the Vicar who was unaware and will arrange inspection and report to Police.

Report made due to concerns about welfare of residents at a local care home as seen to be interacting with known problematic individuals, observed during routine patrols. Information passed to relevant agencies to lead any action.

Further complaint received by environmental health about an individual again feeding seagulls outside St James’ Church Hall. Community warden revisited and established that the same person was feeding bread obtained from the community fridge to the birds. Information again passed to environmental health team for action.

Intelligence provided by community warden to the Police via a 999 call resulted in the arrest of an individual and their subsequent recall to prison.

Discovery of a quantity of stolen goods, including power tools and batteries, that had been hidden in a bush. Reported to Police and collected.

Several engagements with young people smoking cannabis in public areas. Educational advice given about the dangers and legality of cannabis use.

Attended the community Sandcastle competition on the beach.

Participation in the litter pick event held at the Chilgrove Community Hub, Wick. Great event and interaction with residents and children taking part. Events at this location are having a positive impact on the local community.

Assistance given to a lady who had dropped her mobile phone in a large wheelie bin. Community warden was able to retrieve for her, avoiding spoiling their uniform with rubbish!

Community warden made contact with the area manager of Age UK to represent the views of those who regularly attend the day centre. The closing of this facility was of concern to users who felt they had not had the opportunity to raise this themselves.