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In the news: Joint patrols with Community Safety Wardens and Essex Police over Halloween

Our Community Safety Wardens have joined Essex Police across the weekend and will do this evening to conduct joint patrols during the Halloween period.

Our wardens have been operating in the borough since June, undertaking high visibility patrols in identified locations, as well as carrying out general high visibility patrols across our target areas. Their work also includes proactively identifying community issues and sharing information with relevant partners to promote a multi-agency problem-solving response.

Our wardens operate seven days a week until 2am each day, working across our estates, parks, and town centres.

Councillor Kevin Blake, Deputy Leader of Basildon Council, said: "This is a great example of how our Community Safety Wardens can work collaboratively with partner agencies in the borough to make Basildon safer for all.

"We know Halloween is a popular time to be outdoors, and we hope that together with Essex Police, our wardens make everyone feel safer when going about trick or treating on the evening.

"This partnership working isn't a one off - our wardens attend daily briefings with the Safer Basildon Partnership which is made up of organisations such as Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue, as well as weekly meetings with council officers, to determine prioritisation as well as reflect and learn to make sure the service is the best it can be."

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Published on Monday 31 October 2022