Community Safety Wardens will be back on the beat across Antrim and Newtownabbey from Friday 12 June following temporary disruption due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
This initiative delivered by Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership has been operating across the Borough area for ten years since being established in June 2010.
The Community Safety Wardens play a pivotal role in the ongoing effort to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour by providing a direct and visible presence on the street. Using local knowledge and input from the other partners, the Wardens are able to help reduce the occurrences and impact of anti-social behaviour across the Borough.
The Community Safety Wardens Scheme is delivered by Sword Security and operates each Friday - Sunday from 5pm to midnight, key times that are recognised for anti-social behaviour.
Chair of Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership Councillor Paul Dunlop, commented
“The return of our Community Safety Wardens will discourage anti-social behaviour (ASB), their presence is particularly welcome in those areas that are prone to this problem. I am encouraged they are returning to our streets and offering this support to the community.”
Working alongside the PSNI, local residents, the Council and PCSP, the Wardens have played a key role in a notable reduction in anti-social behaviour not only via an on-street presence, but by also establishing confidence within local communities and working with local young people to divert their energies into more productive and positive activities.
To speak with a Community Safety Warden during their shifts; Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings 5pm-12midnight, please call T: 078 1614 4333.
However, whilst the Safety Wardens are there to help they are not replacing policing patrols and all crimes and incidents of anti-social behaviour should always be reported to the PSNI visa non-emergency 101 or 999 in case of emergency.