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Our stories: Street Warden Service


You’ll recognise them on the streets, about the town and in your local parks; here at Middlesbrough Council we recognise them for continually exceeding expectations and customer excellence in line with the Mayor’s vision for a safer Middlesbrough.

The Street Warden Service has been recognised for its successful efforts in ensuring that Middlesbrough is a safe place to live, and going the extra mile to ensure local residents are happy and cared for in their local community.

The Street Warden team will often check in on elderly residents with a pint of milk and magazine for them to read, providing a friendly and familiar face for those at risk of isolation.

The service works with local residents and partner organisations like Cleveland Police to provide assistance to those who need it, minimising risk of antisocial behaviour and building a strong and welcoming community. 

The team’s work is helping to improve the lives Middlesbrough’s residents in multiple ways, including helping the most vulnerable in our community to seek specialist support and working with young people.

Val Gibson, North Ormesby Community Hub Manager, said: "We have a great partnership with the wardens and the young people at the youth club are always happy to see them as they give them their time and show an interest in what they are going to be doing at the club."

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