Wardens to hear worries of residents

A new scheme which will see community wardens regularly meeting with residents to discuss concerns and issues is to launch in Sudbury.

The town council’s wardens are to set up an information point in different streets each week as part of the “Warden Wednesday” initiative.

It is hoped the idea will allow the wardens, who deal with issues including litter, dog fouling and fly-tipping, to gather a fuller picture of what topics matter most in the town.

“The idea of the scheme is to listen to the views and concerns of residents and then ensure appropriate action is taken or advice given,” said warden Bradley Smith, who came up with the idea.

“People will be able to talk to us, and other agencies, about many issues such as concerns about litter, crime, anti-social behaviour, parking and noise.

“If we cannot solve the issues ourselves, we can advise people on what action they can take or we can notify the appropriate agency on their behalf.”

The locations for the scheme, which will also involve other groups, will be decided on a weekly basis, so the town’s two full-time wardens and apprentice warden can be stationed where they are most needed.

The first Warden Wednesday will be held at 10am on November 14.