‘We can make a huge difference to our town if we work together’ – New council wardens to help patrol and represent neighbourhoods

Councillor Simon Speller and council leader Sharon Taylor with (left to right) neighbourhood wardens

Councillor Simon Speller and council leader Sharon Taylor with (left to right) neighbourhood wardens Sue Amey, John Marshall and Dave Armitage. - Credit: Archant

Three new wardens have been appointed to help work with communities and improve areas of Stevenage.

Stevenage Borough Council has appointed three neighbourhood wardens it says are to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of communities.

Dave Armitage and John Marshall are former police officers, and Sue Amey previously worked for the council as an Animal Control Officer.

The wardens will mainly be working in Bedwell, Shephall, Bandley Hill, Pin Green, St Nicholas and Martins Wood, although they may be called on to work in other areas. They will be easily recognisable in their grey and black council clothing.

As well as patrolling neighbourhoods and helping to tackle antisocial behaviour and littering, they will talk to people and help them pass on any concerns to partner agencies. The wardens will also support community leaders and local activities.


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The new warden roles are part of the council’s Co-operative Neighbourhood Management Programme, which aims to work with people and organisations.

Cllr Simon Speller, the council’s lead member for the neighbourhoods, said: “The neighbourhood wardens are friendly faces that residents can turn to when they need help, and we hope people will work with them to help keep their neighbourhood safe and clean. We can make a huge difference to our town if we work together.”

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The wardens can be contacted by people who have ideas or suggestions to share. Email neighbourhood.warden@stevenage.gov.uk or call 01438 242558 to get in touch with a member of the team.

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