We are delighted to confirm, this year the RSPCA have awarded the Community Wardens our 10th consecutive “Gold Stray Dog Footprint”. This award recognises our skills and commitment to ensuring dogs receive the best possible care from start to finish, including kennelling and swift treatment of sick or injured dogs.
We have also won the “Platinum Stray Dogs Footprint” awarded by the RSPCA. This recognises we have achieved the Gold Stray Dog Footprint award continuously for a least 5 years.
From January 2018 – August 2018 we dealt with 72 stray dogs. We rehomed 5 of these dogs to rehoming organisations and the others went back to very grateful owners.
We were also delighted to be able to reunite a stolen dog back to its rightful owner after 2 months of being missing, another reminder to all dog owners to have dog’s microchipped and the details kept up to date.
The Community Wardens main priorities are to reduce litter and anti-social behaviour. We aim to make people feel safer and keep Crawley clean and tidy. We are very approachable if you want help or advice. Please come and talk to us. Community Wardens patrol the town’s streets every day between 8:00am and 9:30pm.
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Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens are now equipped with body worn video cameras when on patrol.
The cameras are being implemented with immediate effect after a successful trial during December 2016.
When activated by the Community Warden, the video cameras will gather video and audio evidence of incidents as part of efforts to help combat anti-social behaviour around the town.
This year, the Community Wardens received their ninth consecutive Gold Stray Dogs Footprint Award from the RSPCA for their hard work and dedication to keep local dogs safe
The Stray Dogs Footprint Award shows the wardens’ skills and commitment to making sure stray dogs receive the best possible care from start to finish, including kennelling and swift treatment of sick and injured dogs.
Since first achieving this award in 2009, the council’s Community Wardens have kept up their dedication to maintaining and improving their high animal welfare standards.
From January 2017 to August 2017 the Community Warden Service has dealt with 67 stray dogs. Out of this 7 dogs were re-homed to re-homing organisations and the rest went back to their owners. We also were thrilled to be able to reunite a stolen dog back with its owner.
Crawley Borough Council has been successfully re-accredited under the Sussex Police Community Safety Accreditation Scheme for a further two years.
This means CBC wardens can continue to use a range of additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour.
Crawley Borough Council is known as an ‘accredited employer’ with Community Wardens as ‘accredited employees’. They can continue to use the following powers:
All these powers fall within section 46 of the Police Reform Act 2002 and are not over and above those in use by Police Community Support Officers in Sussex Police.
Find out more about the powers of a Community Warden.
The idea behind the scheme is to improve the way that the police and Crawley Council work together to tackle community safety and share intelligence, plus giving Community Wardens additional powers to deal with issues that are important to the community.
Members of the public should be aware of the close relationship that is shared with Sussex Police including intelligence sharing. Joint briefings are held to find out known hotspots for anti-social behaviour.
It is vital that members of the public know that it is a criminal offence not to comply with the accredited instructions of the Community Wardens.
To report anti-social behaviour or an abandoned vehicle you can complete our Report a Problem Form or you can call 01293 438000 during normal office hours.
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