Littlehampton community wardens monthly report January 2022

 

High visibility patrols

Total combined foot patrol hours

152

 

 

 

Warnings and notices total:

8

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

1

Removal of alcohol incidents

1

PSPO Fixed Penalty Notices

0

Obstructive parking advisory notices

0

Cycling (verbal)

6

 

 

 

Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) incidents total:

9

Noise

5

Public order

2

Neighbours

0

Other

0

Referrals to ADC ASB team

2

 

 

 

Community events attended:

3

 

 

 

Schools contacts/engagement:

10

 

 

 

Reports to operation crackdown:

0

 

 

 

Signposting advice:

3

 

 

 

Visits to vulnerable people:

8

 

 

 

Police reports total:

24

Phone (101 and 999)

0

Email

7

Online

3

Intelligence submissions

4

Verbal

9

E-CINS logs (multi-agency platform)

1

 

 

 

Environmental reports total:

0

Drug litter

0

Graffiti

0

Fly-tipping

0

Dog fouling

0

Litter

0

Hazards

0

 

 

 

Safeguarding referrals total:

2

Adult

1

Child

1

 

 

 

Multi agency meetings attended:

17

Additional commentary:

  • wardens continue to engage with cyclists, raising awareness of ‘no cycling’ areas and requesting they dismount when found riding in pedestrianised areas. Most are compliant and apologetic when spoken to
  • joint foot patrols undertaken with Sussex Police, providing visible partnership working. The sharing of intelligence and information about emerging issues helps to address community concerns and provide feedback to various stakeholders
  • community ‘drop-in’ session held at Morrisons on 27 January 2022 – positive engagement with members of the public and discussions about community based issues
  • community engagement event held with the fire station at Helyers Green, Wick – wardens and fire fighters attended with fire truck to offer safety advice
  • in partnership with Biffa and our housing team, fly-tipping ‘amnesty’ held in Wick – event provided a truck to allow people to dispose of large items and rubbish after Christmas instead of flytipping on the estate
  • participation in Arun Youth Project’s (AYP) Monday Night Football sessions; great engagement with young people with positive feedback
  • a number of evening patrols have been carried out to address emerging anti-social behaviour issues and hotspot locations including: Mewsbrook Park,The Skate Park, Norfolk Gardens  and River walk / Harbour Lights Café
  • liaison with police in relation to local activities of anti-establishment / anti-Covid vaccinations group. This intelligence and information sharing practice is an essential part of the community warden role
  • electronic scooters have become more prominent. Community wardens have stopped a number of riders this month and given advice about their use under the law and safety implications. The team have raised this matter with the police who are the lead enforcement agency
  • reports received about an address suspected of drug activity and noise nuisance were promptly shared with the police and our ASB team for further investigation and action
  • safeguarding referral made following information that a male was suffering domestic assault. This came about when the community warden took the time to speak with the individual at length having noticed they seemed upset. Their compassion and willingness to listen was of great benefit to the individual
  • work with young people across the town has continued in earnest. These include: close working with staff and pupils at The Littlehampton Academy compass unit , Arun Youth Project, direct engagement with groups of young people, one on one work with young people and their parents This approach has resulted in some very positive outcomes and changes in behaviour. Utilising the skill and experience of one of the team, the community warden service will continue to build on this approach
  • a number of conversations have been had with members of the public in relation to the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). A misconception is that ‘street drinkers’ are not allowed to consume alcohol in the High Street, when in fact there is no complete alcohol ban. Where an individual’s behaviour is considered to be antisocial and they are drinking alcohol, the wardens do intervene and enforce the PSPO
  •  following identification of a new rough sleeper, liaison between the wardens,our  Rough Sleepers team and Turning Tides meant that this individual was offered the appropriate support at an early stage. The community wardens carry out welfare checks on any known street homeless individuals. Information can be shared with the appropriate agencies to ensure people remain safe and are offered the support they need in a timely manner
  • regrettably, the planned bike marking event at the start of the month had to be postponed due to poor weather. This will be rearranged when the weather is a little more reliable