Selsey community warden set to be redeployed

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A COMMUNITY warden is set to be moved out of Selsey to serve Chichester West.

Cabinet has recommended to approve the redeployment of the post, subject to full funding and approval from full council.

The Community Warden Scheme is currently made up of seven wardens and one senior warden who are based in Chichester East and South, Selsey North and South, Tangmere, Oving and East and West Wittering.

For the past three years the scheme, which relies on contributions from local partners, has been underfunded and has been forced to rely on its reserves to fund the shortfall.

The reliance on reserves cannot continue beyond 2014 and one community warden is now set to operate in Selsey and one set to serve Chichester West.

Despite the reduction in support, Jill Jennings, Selsey parish clerk, said the change would not have a detrimental effect on the area and praised the work of the current community warden.

“It is positive, she is involved in the community and she works well with lots of groups. She has got personally known by everybody and works well in partnership with the a lot of other organisations,” she said.

Jill also praised the work of the Selsey police community support officers.