Three new faces in community safety team


The team has a strong focus on supporting vulnerable members of the community

Three new recruits have joined Cherwell District Council’s community safety team.   Yvonne, Helen, and Trudie join existing team members Katey and Tim, working to promote community safety in north Oxfordshire.

The community safety team patrol the district, offering reassurance to the public and gathering intelligence to support enforcement. They have a strong focus on supporting vulnerable members of the community and also investigate complaints about anti-social behaviour, often covering more than ten miles a day on foot.

Councillor Eddie Reeves, Portfolio Holder for Safer Communities, said: “If you see one of our community wardens when you’re out and about in the Banbury, Bicester or Kidlington areas, do stop and say hello.

“They are a friendly and approachable team and I am absolutely delighted that they have taken on these new recruits. It shows how seriously we as a council take community safety and I have no doubt that they will be a reassuring presence all over the district.”

Although their focus is on advisory work, the community wardens can also use the powers available to the council to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour.

They have strong links to the police service and to local schools and will make appearances at a number of events throughout the year alongside their partners from organisations such as Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council trading standards.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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