New wardens will help residents keep Stevenage safe and clean

24 Mar 2017

Stevenage Borough Council has appointed three neighbourhood wardens to be the eyes and ears of communities and work with local people to improve neighbourhoods.

Dave Armitage and John Marshall are former police officers, and Sue Amey, previously worked for the council as an Animal Control Officer.

The wardens will primarily be working in Bedwell, Shephall, Bandley Hill, Pin Green, St Nicholas and Martins Wood, although they may be called upon to work in other areas. They are easily recognisable in their grey and black council clothing.

As well as patrolling neighbourhoods and helping to tackle antisocial behaviour and littering, they will talk to residents and help them pass on any concerns to partner agencies. The wardens will also support community leaders and local activities.
The new warden roles are part of the council’s Co-operative Neighbourhood Management Programme, working with local people and organisations.

Cllr Simon Speller, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operative Council at Stevenage Borough Council, said: “The neighbourhood wardens are friendly faces that residents can turn to when they need help, and we hope people will work with them to help keep their neighbourhood safe and clean. We can make a huge difference to our town if we work together.”

The wardens can be contacted by residents who have ideas or suggestions to share. Email neighbourhood.warden@stevenage.gov.uk or call 01438 242558 to get in touch with a member of the team.

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