Community Safety Wardens for Enniskillen, Irvinestown and Lisnaskea

Community Safety Wardens operate across Enniskillen, Irvinestown and Lisnaskea

Published: 2nd November 2015

Community Safety Wardens are now operating across Enniskillen, Irvinestown and Lisnaskea.

The Community Safety Warden programme, which is delivered by Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and jointly funded with the Housing Executive, began in October and will run for six months initially. The programme is a follow on from a successful eight week pilot programme which was implemented by the former Fermanagh PCSP in 2014.

As part of the community safety initiative, two Community Safety Wardens will be on duty at any one time and will work together across Enniskillen, Irvinestown and Lisnaskea. The wardens will carry out high visibility patrols on foot and in a liveried vehicle in previously identified ‘hot spots’ for low-level crime and anti-social behaviour. They will also work with local communities and partner agencies to improve community safety.

Welcoming the Community Safety Warden programme, Vice-Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP, Neville Armstrong, said:

“Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP is delighted to work with the Housing Executive to bring Community Safety Wardens to Enniskillen, Irvinestown and Lisnaskea.

Community Safety Wardens will form an important link between residents, businesses and a number of statutory agencies, improving access to various support and advice services to help reduce low-level crime and anti-social behaviour.”

Oonagh McAvinney, the Housing Executive’s South West Area Manager, is delighted with the initiative saying:

“The Housing Executive was pleased to support last year’s pilot of the Community Safety Wardens in Enniskillen.  It made a significant impact on the local communities where it ran.

“Our remit in the Fermanagh area is broader than bricks and mortar and we are pleased to continue to work in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP on the Community Safety Wardens Project.”

Community Safety Wardens can be contacted about issues such as low-level anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, dog fouling and littering. Non-emergency crimes and concerns, such as reporting a stolen vehicle, a minor traffic collision or damaged personal property, should continue to be made to the PSNI using the non-emergency 101 telephone number. 999 should always be used in an emergency situation such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is close by, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.

The Community Safety Wardens, who are employed by local security company Samdec, work 40 hours per week. They will be visible, on foot and in a liveried vehicle in the Enniskillen, Irvinestown and Lisnaskea areas. They can also be contacted on 07921 854 425. A voicemail and signposting service will be activated on this number when the Community Safety Wardens are not on duty.

For further information on the Community Safety Warden programme please contact Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP on 0300 303 1777.

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