Tamworth Community Wardens - previously known as Street Wardens - have been patrolling our streets since 2002 and aim to help the borough become a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. Easily recognisable by their burgundy uniform, they are here to help; everyone should feel they can approach them for help and advice.
Where to find your wardens
There are currently seven wardens who patrol the whole borough. To contact the wardens either approach one of them, or contact the Warden Enquiry Number on: 01827 709709.
The wardens operate from 7.30am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. They are not substitutes for the police and do not have powers of arrest. However, they can issue fixed penalty notices of £80 for littering and £80 for dog fouling. Wardens provide a link between the local communities, other organisations and the police. Patrols are carried out on foot, bikes, via buses and a community warden car.
You can help the wardens by reporting concerns over community safety, cases of anti-social behaviour and by coming up with ideas to improve your local environment. You can also report any issues of littering or dog fouling to your community wardens with as much detail as possible. Alternatively you can Report It Online.
Our community wardens provide support for the local community and are also part of Tamworth's Community Safety Partnership. They work closely with partner organisations such as the police and the anti-social behaviour team, Fire Service, Tamworth Borough Council Housing teams, housing associations in Tamworth, Town Safe, Neighbourhood Watch and the NHS.
How can they help?
Wardens can help in a number of ways. They can report to responsible organisations including the Police. They can assess and monitor cases of:
- Advice about ball games and whether they are causing a nuisance
- Vandalism, graffiti, noise nuisance, racial incidents
- Fly tipping, faulty street lighting
- Damaged pavements and roads, abandoned vehicles
Wardens provide educational presentations to local schools on:
- Bullying, litter, anti-social behaviour, internet safety and stranger awareness.