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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Neighbourhood wardens

Neighbourhood wardens work to improve the quality of life for residents by reducing the level of anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime.

The  Icon for pdf Neighbourhood Warden Service (PDF, 237.3kb)  deal with environmental problems to improve local areas. They promote community involvement and social inclusion, especially among young people. Regular patrols are carried out throughout the county, dealing with issues they encounter, or are reported to them. They also help to tackle low level anti-social behaviour, where it is safe to do so.

If you need assistance from a neighbourhood warden, please contact us.

Tackling environmental crimes

Wardens have the powers to issue fixed penalty notices for environmental crimes,where appropriate, for a range of issues:

  • Litter 
  • Flytipping and failing to clear waste dumped on privately owned land
  • Dog fouling
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Graffiti
  • Flyposting
  • allowing a dog to stray (from 1 June 2017)
  • allowing dogs into designated fenced off play areas where dogs are not permitted (from 1 June 2017)
  • failing to put a dog on a lead when asked by an authorised officer (from 1 June 2017)
  • illegal business waste storage, transporting, treatment and disposal
  • illegal household waste storage, transporting, treatment and disposal
  • discarding chewing gum causing environmental concern
  • abandoned shopping trolleys

Stray dogs

Neighbourhood wardens will also collect stray dogs. If a dog is reported as loose and/or stray, wardens will attempt to catch it and contact the owner of the dog to collect it. Dangerous dogs are dealt with directly by the police. If a dog situation is an emergency, please contact the police on 999.

Public Space Protection Order for dog control

On 1 June 2017, it became an offence to allow a dog to stray. Dog owners who are caught letting their dog stray, exercise, wander or roam loose without a responsible owner present will be issued with a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice. See Enforcement powers for irresponsible dog owners for details.

Neighbourhood warden news in your area

Neighbourhood Warden news items are posted on our Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) Facebook pages. Keep up-to-date by 'liking' your local page:

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