Horsham District Council, working in partnership with the relevant Parish Councils, operates a small team of Neighbourhood Wardens. Based within the community the wardens work alongside partner agencies to improve the quality of life for everyone by undertaking a number of activities from enforcement to community development.
As an integral part of the Community Safety Unit the Neighbourhood Wardens work with all sections of the community from elderly and/or vulnerable people through to young people and businesses to find solutions to problems whilst promoting community cohesion and resilience.
Neighbourhood Wardens do have enforcement powers and do carry out high visibility patrols in their respective areas to deter crime and anti-social behaviour. Horsham District Council is accredited by Sussex Police and as a result the Wardens can utilise certain police powers aimed at low-level anti-social behaviour. They can also exercise powers available to them as employees of the District Council in relation to environmental offences and again anti-social behaviour. As a service, however, we believe that prevention is better than cure and as a result the team spend time working to prevent issues by dealing with the long-term causes in partnership with other agencies rather than just the symptoms.
You can contact your Neighbourhood Wardens in the following way:
Telephone: Jayne Jeffrey: 07764 146367
Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding
Telephone: Michael Pearce: 07734 387888, Paul Conroy: 07734 387889
Telephone: Carol Boniface: 07584 337476, Vanessa Green: 07584 337475
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