Basildon Council operates a Community Warden scheme throughout the Basildon borough.
Basildon Council is committed to making our communities safer and the Community Wardens play a crucial part in fulfilling this.
Our Community Wardens are fully trained and accredited with the national Community Safety Scheme .
They provide a uniformed presence on housing estates across the borough to whom residents can report their concerns.
Community Wardens will either deal with a problem directly or refer the matter to whichever agency is responsible for taking the appropriate action to resolve the problem.
Each Warden is responsible for a designated area, allowing them to form strong links with local communities and the agencies working in that area.
We prioritise our patrols in 'hot spots' within the designated areas where specific problems of anti-social behaviour are known to occur.
The Community Wardens provide a point of contact for residents and seek to ensure that concerns, questions and complaints are dealt with as quickly as possible.
The Community Wardens have also taken the lead on a number of projects aimed at creating diversionary activities and preventing young people getting involved in anti-social behaviour. These include Mission Catwalk and our Junior Warden Scheme.
Contacting the Community Wardens
To contact the Community Wardens or report a problem, please direct all enquiries through the Anti-social Behaviour Team.
- aim to reduce fear of crime and anti-social behaviour by providing re-assurance to local people.
- act as a recognised point of contact to help people feel safe and provide a link between residents and service providers
- deter incidents of anti-social behaviour
- report environmental problems such as graffiti/abandoned vehicles /littering/dumping
- remove small areas of graffiti wherever possible, for example on road signs and other street furniture.
- attend community events
- work with groups of young people offering advice on diversionary activities
- visit vulnerable residents and victims of anti-social behaviour to offer support
- work with schools to encourage young people to be good citizens by raising awareness of environmental issues such as graffiti.