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Published on August 13th, 2014 | by James Clarke


Neighbourhood Wardens service facing the axe

Having slashed the number of Neighbourhood Wardens across the city in the last round of cuts, Wolverhampton City Council is now proposing to remove the Wardens service altogether.

The council stills needs to save £59 million of £123 million identified and says that cutting the wardens service will save £480,000 in 2015/16.

Neighbourhood Wardens provide public reassurance to local people in the form of visits after burglaries and also deal with issues of community safety and environmental crime.

The removal of the service will mean that there will be no on-going patrolling and neighbourhood level re-assurance services provided by the City Council.

Full details of this savings proposal can be found here and member of the public can take part in the consultation seeking views on this proposal here.

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