Since 2004 our Community Wardens have been working to:
- reduce crime and the fear of crime
- reduce vandalism and anti-social behaviour
- improve the environmental quality
- assist in building community pride
The Community Wardens are not intended to substitute Police Officers, however it is important that they receive the confidence and support of the communities as they perform their duties.
Who is the Community Warden for my area?
All four Community Wardens listed below will deal with enquiries related to Elgin.
Tel: 0800 58 77 197
Buckie, Coastal Villages, Cullen
Community Warden Chris Haywood
Tel: 07800 670 664
Forres and Speyside
Community Warden David Haytack
Tel: 07800 670 666
Keith, Fochabers, Dufftown
Community Warden Donna Jamieson
Tel: 07966 120 582
Lossiemouth, Hopeman, Burghead
Community Warden Tim Betts
Tel: 07800 670 665
Community Wardens play a big part in investigating any antisocial behaviour committed by an homeowner or private tenant (whereas any anti-social behaviour committed by Council tenants or housing association tenants would be dealt with by our Housing Officers of the Council or Registered Social Landlords respectively). They work to the guidance laid out in the Anti-social Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004.
They are capable of providing a professional witness service and all wardens are trained in Restorative Justice principles and deliver restorative justice warnings for Police Scotland throughout Moray. They are trained in mediation techniques, enabling them to deal with low-level neighbour disputes, and they are trained and authorised to issue fixed penalty notices for litter, dog fouling and fly tipping offences - the first Community Wardens in Scotland to have this authority.