Story and photo by James Richards
The Street Wardens who patrol Page Hall, Lower Firth Park and Grimesthorpe have been really busy throughout the whole Covid pandemic and the team has grown from 3 to 7 Officers.
Our main aim has been to provide support and enforcement during Covid. The larger team has allowed 7 days per week cover.
We have been giving general Covid advice to large groups and people in their homes, working with SYP on joint patrols, as well as the day to day routine enforcement work and checking in on some of our vulnerable residents.
Unfortunately we do need to take some issues a step further than giving advice or general enforcement and we have executed 2 warrants this month to seize sound equipment that was causing misery to many local residents.
The speakers we took certainly weren’t suitable for a terraced property surrounded by lots of other families.
We have also run a few ‘late night’ fly tipping operations to try and catch the people responsible for blighting the area with rubbish, this has been quite successful with FPN’s being issued and this work will continue over the next few months.