The three newest members of Cherwell District Council’s community safety team are celebrating their one year anniversary of serving as community wardens.

Yvonne Jaggs, Trudie Rose and Helen Inskip carry out high visibility patrols throughout the Cherwell district, provide community safety advice and support to residents and partner agencies and carry out anti-social behaviour investigations and take enforcement action if necessary.

As community wardens, the three women also work in partnership with local police, registered social landlords and other local agencies or organisations to tackle anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder.

Yvonne said: “It's been an amazing year. I feel so fortunate to have such a diverse role that gives me the opportunity to work alongside the police, voluntary organisations, other teams in Cherwell District Council plus members of our amazing community. 

“I have met some wonderful people and had the opportunity to be involved in some fantastic projects. I am really looking forward to the next 12 months.”

Trudie said: “The past 12 months have flown by. I feel the best and most rewarding part of my job has been building relationships and trust with the most vulnerable residents and then working alongside other teams/agencies to help that individual access the support they need." 

The council is encouraging local residents to say hello to Trudie, Helen and Yvonne and all other community wardens when they are out on patrol.