District Wardens Given New Powers

HDC LogoDistrict Wardens working for Horsham District Council are taking a new approach to enforcement on the streets of the Horsham District.  The District Wardens who are patrolling the streets now have new powers which allow them to deal with a range of civil enforcement and environmental issues that used to be undertaken by separate teams.

Following on from a successful trial, the District Council now has a full team of District Wardens who can now deal with a number of issues, which could be anything from anti-social behaviour, dog fouling, littering, fly tipping investigation to parking enforcement.

This is in contrast to previous enforcement roles, which saw wardens deal with a particular type of enforcement activity separately.

In addition to this, patrol hours start at 8am and extend up to 10pm from Monday to Saturday, which assists with issues linked to evening parking control measures and anti-social behaviour.

Cllr Sue Rogers, Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for a Safer and Healthier District, said:

“These new powers will allow the District Wardens to respond to a wider number of situations and address many of the issues that affect residents negatively and it represents excellent value for our residents.”

For more information on the District Wardens’ civil enforcement and parking duties, contact Horsham District Council by calling 01403 215077 or for environmental issues call 01403 733144.