There's a Neighbourhood Warden near you

Barnsley Councils new Neighbourhood Wardens started their new roles this week.  

Eight wardens are now in place and will be working across the Barnsley borough. A further six wardens will be recruited in the coming months.

They will be a highly visible and reassuring presence for our residents across the borough, working with South Yorkshire Police, service agencies, businesses and the voluntary sector. 

Their role will be to help deter low-level criminality, environmental offences, and anti-social behaviour. 

They will work with communities to promote cohesion and help communities and neighbourhoods to identify and resolve problems. 

They are based in South Yorkshire Police's neighbourhood police stations and have enforcement powers on littering, fly-tipping, and public space protection orders.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: "After the success of our town centre wardens, we're very pleased to welcome our Neighbourhood Wardens who will support us to continue our work to make Barnsley a safe place. 

"Working with partners including South Yorkshire Police, we are committed to tackle issues raised by our communities and deliver the best possible solutions.  

"Our wardens are there to help in the community, so do stop and speak to them." 

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