Littlehampton community wardens monthly report May 2022

High visibility patrols

High visibility patrols

Total combined foot patrol hours

83

 

 

Warnings and notices total:

7

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 / E-scooters (verbal)

5

 

 

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) incidents total:

15

Noise

2

Public order

5

Neighbours

1

Other

6

Referrals to ADC ASB team

1

 

 

Community events attended:

3

 

 

Schools contacts/engagement:

3

 

 

Reports to operation crackdown:

0

 

 

Signposting advice:

5

 

 

Visits to vulnerable people:

0

 

 

Police reports total:

7

Phone (101 and 999)

0

Email

4

Online

0

Intelligence submissions

0

Verbal

3

E-CINS logs (multi-agency platform)

0

 

 

Environmental reports total:

8

Drug litter

1

Graffiti

0

Fly-tipping

2

Dog fouling

0

Litter

1

Hazards

4

 

 

Safeguarding referrals total:

3

Adult

2

Child

1

 

 

Multi agency meetings attended:

5

Additional commentary:

  • The use of e-scooters remains a concern for the Community Wardens, in that they are being ridden without due regard for other road users and pedestrians. It is difficult to stop riders to give advice about their use. Situation has again been raised with Police.
  • Community drop-in and advice sessions held at Morrisons, and Age UK resulted in good engagement with residents. The need to address fraud concerns, especially amongst older people, has been identified. Community Warden working with local PCSO to put on fraud awareness talks at appropriate groups or clubs.
  • Support provided to events at Chilgrove Community hub, including uniform swap event, community fridge, and general community engagement activities.
  • Proactive engagement with known street community has continued and received a number of positive comments from businesses in the High Street due to reduced impact of cohort. Individuals are still in the town but tending to position themselves away from the High Street itself. This has seen a reduction in ASB reports to the Council, or via social media, about anti-social behaviour linked to street drinking.
  • Community Warden reported a couple of H&S issues relating to the public realm works in the High Street, such as uneven paving and unsafe barriers. On reporting to project manager, these were addressed very quickly and resolved by the contractor.
  • Safeguarding checks on street homeless individuals have continued. Information sharing with Arun DC’s rough sleeper outreach team takes place regularly to ensure that individuals are offered appropriate support and services.
  • Directed engagement taking place with Foreshores officers due to increased visitors and use of the beach areas. This joint working approach has helped communications between teams and seen some quick reactions to possible issues. This will continue throughout the summer.
  • Proactive engagement with YP, 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.
  • Community Warden continues to be proactive in reacting to reports of place based incidents, including vandalism, criminal damage, and low level ASB. Whilst not considered an official reporting mechanism, the team does monitor local social media to understand what is of concern to residents. Where necessary, directed patrols have been carried out to provide a visible presence and deterrent.
  • Joint patrols with local PCSOs continue to be 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.