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Rural areas to benefit from two new Community Safety Wardens

04 July 2022

The Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) has appointed two Community Safety Wardens to cover the rural District Electoral Areas of Sperrin, Derg and Strabane Town.

The wardens will be on duty three nights each week between Thursday and Sunday starting at 5.30pm until 3am. The wardens will work closely with community representatives, residents and PSNI neighbourhood officers to address issues of anti-social behaviour and low-level nuisance.

Meeting with the new staff, outgoing PCSP Chair, Alderman Maurice Devenney, said the new posts would have a valuable role in addressing a number of key issues in rural areas.

"I am delighted with the appointment of additional wardens for the rural area of the Council district. I have no doubt that the wardens will be able to address many issues across the area and reduce fear of crime in the community as they deliver high visibility patrols in the town and villages.

"I would congratulate the PCSP for securing the funding for this much needed service and would like to thank Council and the Housing Executive for their financial support for the scheme. Personally, I am pleased to get this initiative over the line before I hand over the Chair of the PCSP to Alderman Darren Guy. I have no doubt that the extension of the scheme will contribute to making Strabane Town and the rural villages of Sperrin and Derg safer places for everyone and I wish the two new staff all the best in their new roles."​