Wardens keep Calderdale safe this festive season and all year round

This party season, Calderdale Council’s community safety wardens are out and about around the clock to help keep local communities safe.

Last month, an increased number of community safety wardens started to patrol Calderdale’s streets 24/7, to help keep the borough safe and clean throughout the year.

Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said:

“All of our community safety wardens do a fantastic job all year round, but their presence in local areas is especially important at this festive time of year. We know that the recent increase in wardens is already providing extra reassurance to local people.”

In the last month the community safety wardens have been out and about providing reassurance at the Halifax Christmas lights switch on; talking to residents about their concerns and helping to tackle anti-social behaviour; supporting schools to address inappropriate parking; helping to find 10 missing people; rescuing a resident whose car had broken down; and much more.

The wardens are trained and ready to tackle a range of tasks, including:

  • Issuing fines for offences such as dog fouling and littering
  • Tackling fly-tipping and noise nuisance
  • Supporting the Council’s licensing team
  • Tackling community road safety issues
  • Dealing with anti-social behaviour
  • Challenging highway offences like fly-posting, rights of way and over-hanging vegetation
  • Monitoring the Council’s CCTV
  • Stewarding events

You can follow the community safety wardens on Twitter @CMBC_CSRT or on Facebook at link)

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