Neighbourhood Wardens

Our Neighbourhood Warden Service works with the community to improve our environment and deal with aspects of anti social behaviour.

Who are they

One of the council's neighbourhood warden vans.In total there are seven wardens recruited from a range of backgrounds including the Police, Local Government and the Armed Forces. Whatever their background the Wardens have a common aim of improving our environment. Our Neighbourhood Wardens are easily recognisable when out and about in Erewash, wearing a blue and black uniform displaying the Neighbourhood Warden logo and driving a clearly marked van.

The Wardens key areas of work include:

  • Environmental enforcement (including litter, fly-tipping, fly-posting and graffiti)

  • Management and operation of Erewash Public Car Parks

  • Investigation and removal of abandoned vehicles. 

  • Dog welfare and enforcement including collection of stray dogs

  • Refuse and cleanliness inspections

  • Anti social behaviour

  • Town centre patrols

  • Inspection of nuisance vehicles (Including the use of a highway to repair or sell vehicles as part of a business only)

  • Advising members of the public about additional council services.

Together we can

  • Identify the fly tippers

  • Reduce litter

  • Reduce anti social behaviour

  • Reduce dog fouling

  • Report crimes

  • Gather evidence on anti social behaviour cases to help us take the appropriate action.

What we do

The Wardens continually strive to make Erewash a cleaner and more pleasant place to live and work. They regularly:

  • Issue fixed penalty notices for depositing litter, dog fouling and abandoned vehicles

  • Investigate dog fouling hotspots and fly tipping cases

  • Take prosecutions to court and made further referrals for prosecution and sent out warning letters

  • Deal with cases of vandalism, graffiti and fly posting

  • Collect stray dogs.

  • Work alongside Derbyshire Police to patrol areas with recognised anti social behaviour.

Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed is a rapid growing weed, which spreads and overwhelms other garden plants. Here’s how to identify it:

  • green shovel shaped leaves;
  • stem is bamboo like in appearance;
  • produces white flowers around September or October.

What you should know

  • it is the landowner's responsibility to control these plants but they don't have to remove them;
  • you should not try to remove or dispose of them as it could cause the plant to spread, which is an offence;
  • you can't dispose of Japanese knotweed in your green bin (garden waste) or take it to the tip (household recycling centre), it must be disposed of as controlled waste; 
  • refer to the Environment Agency for further information.

If you are worried about Japanese knotweed spreading from a neighbouring property, speak to the land owner in the first instance.

We make every effort to contain the spread of Japanese knotweed on public land.

Partnership working

Our Neighbourhood Wardens work closely with a variety of partners. These include:

If you wish to report crime anonymously please visit the Crimestoppers website or contact them on 0800 555 111. Should you wish to report a crime which is in progress then please dial 999.

Be our ‘eyes’ and ‘ears’ and use the 24 hours confidential PRIDE LINE to report environmental crime (Fly tipping, littering, abandoned vehicles, dog fouling and graffiti).

Don't assume someone else has let us know.

How can I get in touch with the Neighbourhood Wardens?

You can contact our Neighbourhood Wardens by:

Complete an on-line form through your My Erewash account.

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Pride-line: 0115 850 8383 (24 hours confidential hot-line)

Out of hours emergency number please telephone: 0115 907 2244