The Forest of Dean street wardens scheme was launched in 2002 to improve the quality of life for local people. The main objectives of the service are to reduce the fear of crime, deter anti social behaviour, and improve the physical appearance of the local environment.
There are three elements to the street wardens' work:
- Abandoned and untaxed car removal
- Provide a dog warden service for dealing with stray dogs
- Issue fixed penalty notices under the Clean Neighbourhoods Act for dropping litter, abandoned vehicles and rubbish put out too early
- Arrange for removal of fly-tipping, litter and graffiti
- Deal with vandalism, needles and drug paraphernalia
- Deal with dog fouling
- Resolve problems within the community
- Report suspicious behaviour to police and other enforcement agencies
- Daytime and evening patrols to curb anti social behaviour
- Report problems such as defective street lights to the relevant departments in the council or external bodies
- Community liaison providing a visible and reassuring presence to the community
- Visit vulnerable groups such as sheltered housing, elderly people living on their own, day centres, disabled groups and residents living in remote areas
- Youth diversionary activities including remote controlled car sessions
- Visits to schools and youth organisations
Who are the Street Wardens?
There are three Street Wardens who have a designated area of the district to patrol and service and a Street Warden Team Leader. Street Wardens are not police officers. They do not have the powers of arrest. Rather they are ordinary people who provide a link between the local community, a host of local agencies and the police.
Street Warden leaflet
View our latest Street Warden leaflet giving information on the team, their roles and the services they provide: Street Wardens - Here to help you
Paws on Patrol
The Forest of Dean District Council's Street Warden team is inviting all dog owners to join the new FREE initiative: Paws on Patrol.
We believe that hundreds of dog walkers within our district can play a very important role in making our neighbourhoods safer.
This scheme aims to give dog walkers the tools and confidence to act as the 'eyes and ears' for their community while out exercising their dogs.
Dog walkers spend a lot of time in their communities at varying times of the day and evening. They are very likely to recognise when something out of the ordinary is happening.
Please note, WE ARE NOT asking Paws on Patrol members to step in and take action themselves. Paws on Patrol is simply about providing the Police and Council with information, so together, local communities and authorities can help make neighbourhoods safer.
If you require further information, please call 01594 810000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to join Paws on Patrol click on the link Paws on Patrol Registration form . Members will receive a 20% discount on dog micro-chipping and a free pack of dog fouling bags. There is also a 10% discount off Knockley Dog Foods own brand pet food until 30/11/13 (on production of membership card).
How to contact us
The street wardens service is available to all so, if you have a concern about local problems, call us on 01594 810000 or email us at email@example.com and look out for us regularly patrolling your area.