Selsey's Community Warden

Selsey's Community Warden is to be the main ‘go to’ person, to assist with any issues or concerns residents may have about the town.

Selsey's Community Warden is Rich Moorey.

Telephone number - 07768 206974

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Statement from Rich:

"Hi, my name is Rich Moorey and I am your new Community Warden for Selsey.

I am very much looking forward to becoming part of your community in Selsey and engaging in as many ways as possible with residents.

My priorities are to provide a visible and reassuring presence to prevent and deter crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in the area. I'll be a point of contact available to offer help and advice, look after and help improve the local environment and make a positive difference in the community. I will also assist the community in keeping them updated on new schemes and events the District Council are planning.

Before my new appointment I was a Police Community Support Officer with Sussex Police for 14 years covering the areas of Tangmere, Oving and The Swanfield Estate in Chichester. My role involved community engagement, dealing with Anti-Social behaviour and criminal offences.

Partnership working was also an important part of my role so on a regular basis I would work with the Community Wardens to deal with and reduce ongoing issues in the area. I believe the skills and experience I have gained over the last 14 years will help me deliver a first-class service to The Community of Selsey."

Main Area of Community Warden Activity:

  • Community development and encouring and increasing community involvement
  • Dealing with environmental issues (e.g. graffitti, litter, dumping, abandoned cars, dog fouling etc) within the area by working with appropriate agencies
  • Working with the police, police community support officers (PCSOs) and local communities to reduce crime, anti-social behavior and fear of crime in the are including providing intelligence and evidence to the poice and acting as a professional witnesses

Achieved by:

  • Being based in the area
  • Working flexible shifts including evenings (up to 10pm) and weekends. Wardens spend part of the working week working together but also do some lone working so that they can provide seven days per week cover. Although wardens have an agreed forward shift pattern, they are prepared to be flexible to meet local requirements
  • Regular, high visability, reassuring patrols on foot or bike
  • Responding to calls from the public or other agencies
  • Working closely with agencies that can deal with issues in the community
  • Regular visits to the elderly, vunerable etc
  • Working with the community and promoting community development initiatives

Wardens do not:

  • Have enforcement powers - no special criminal powers or council enforment
  • Get involved in violent incidents
  • Take sides in disputes
  • Stop all crime and anti-social behaviour 
  • Normally undertake joint patrols with PCSOs

The Chichester District Council Senior Warden is:

Declan Moody

Tel - 07825 681527

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