Community warden scheme extended
Two new community wardens are to help tackle anti-social behaviour in parts of Angus where police have identified a particular need.
There are already six wardens who work in Arbroath and Forfar.
The move, funded by Angus Council and Tayside Police, will provide a more flexible arrangement so that wardens can be deployed across Angus.
The wardens’ work will be based on police intelligence and incidents reported by the public.
Angus housing convener Frank Ellis said anti-social behaviour had been reduced in areas covered by the wardens scheme.
He said: ‘Feedback from local people about the existing scheme has been positive and a recent survey carried out by Angus Council indicated increased feelings of safety among people in the neighbourhoods covered by the scheme.
‘The council was keen to see this success extended to neighbourhoods across Angus and for this reason we made funding available to increase the number of wardens on patrol.’
The service, which aims to provide a high visibility presence to reduce the fear of crime, was first introduced in Angus in 2004.
The new wardens are part of a new community safety police initiative based at Letham police office