Littlehampton community wardens monthly report February 2022

High visibility patrols

Total combined foot patrol hours

96

 

 

Warnings and notices total:

8

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

1

Removal of alcohol incidents

0

PSPO Fixed Penalty Notices

0

Obstructive parking advisory notices

0

Cycling (verbal)

7

 

 

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) incidents total:

8

Noise

0

Public order

2

Neighbours

0

Other

5

Referrals to ADC ASB team

1

 

 

Community events attended:

7

 

 

Schools contacts/engagement:

0

 

 

Reports to operation crackdown:

0

 

 

1signposting advice:

2

 

 

Visits to vulnerable people:

0

 

 

Police reports total:

5

Phone (101 and 999)

0

Email

3

Online

0

Intelligence submissions

0

Verbal

1

E-CINS logs (multi-agency platform)

1

 

 

Environmental reports total:

1

Drug litter

0

Graffiti

0

Fly-tipping

1

Dog fouling

0

Litter

0

Hazards

0

 

 

Safeguarding referrals total:

1

Adult

1

Child

0

 

 

Multi agency meetings attended:

8

Additional commentary:

  • following a report from a member of the public about a suspicious vehicle parking regularly at Brookfield Park, preventing them from using the park due to feeling unsafe. Warden attended and spoke with driver. Explanation given as to why they parked there which was entirely reasonable and safe. Feedback given to member of public who is again enjoying the park
  • support given to our ASB caseworker in carrying out interventions with young people. This has occurred due to the positive relationships that the wardens have built with local young people
  • warden attended the ‘Early Help marketplace’ for agencies held at Wickbourne Centre. This allowed some really good interaction with a range of professional services to build networks and offer joint working where it would be appropriate
  • community drop-in sessions help at Morrisons, Age UK, and Wick Information Centre. Positive engagement with public and a number of issues were dealt with at first point of contact and reports passed to relevant teams where needed
  • there has been an increase in the engagement that the wardens have had with members of the street community, specifically in the town centre. It is noted that often these individuals are not engaged in ASB but are sitting in public consuming alcohol, with other members of the public asking why the wardens aren’t stopping them drinking. The PSPO does allow alcohol to be consumed. Wardens have intervened where behaviour is witnessed as being anti-social and will continue to do so
  • proactive engagement with young people, including discussions with parents and 1-2-1 work where accepted, as well as ongoing work with local schools. Positive feedback received from parents and schools regarding the interactions that wardens have with young people
  • safeguarding checks on street homeless individuals have continued. Information sharing with our rough sleeper outreach team takes place regularly to ensure that individuals are offered appropriate support and services
  • visits have taken place to a number of premises that have been subjected to various anti-social behaviour. Intelligence gathering and details passed to police and our ASB Caseworker, plus general safety and reporting advice given
  • wardens have been proactive in response to a number of community-based incidents, including vandalism, criminal damage, and low level ASB. Undertaking additional patrols at hotspot locations, often being the first agency on scene, initiating contact with stakeholders, and intelligence gathering have all taken place and assisted in multi-agency responses
  • joint patrols with local PCSOs have been undertaken, mainly around the town centre and river walk areas. On one occasion, there was a need to provide assistance to an officer when confronted by an aggressive male outside the train station. Joint patrols continue to prove extremely useful in sharing information and addressing concerns
  • wardens continue to see a rise on the use of e-scooters across the town. This has been raised with police colleagues, and wardens do stop riders when they can, to remind them of the law and request that they do not use on public highways