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. ASB committed by Council tenants is dealt with by the Community Safety Team Housing Liaison Officer, whilst Housing Association tenants are managed by the relevant Registered Social Landlord. They all work to the guidance laid out in the Anti-social Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004.
Wardens and HLO are capable of providing a professional witness service with the wardens also trained in Restorative Justice principles and in basic mediation techniques, enabling them to deal with low-level neighbour disputes. Wardens are also authorised to issue fixed penalty notices for litter, dog fouling and fly tipping offences.
Moray Council employ SaCRO as an independent mediation service to whom Wardens/HLO can refer particular cases.