A consultation on proposed changes to the Community Warden service has been launched. The consultation runs from 12 July to 3 October.
As set out in the 2023/24 budget, to help meet the financial challenge KCC is facing, the Community Warden service has been asked to reduce its annual budget by £1 million by 2024/25. Setting this year’s budget was the most challenging it has ever been, due to increasing demands on KCC services and the cost of providing them.
To achieve this level of saving it has been proposed that the service is redesigned, ensuring that there is core Community Warden presence across the county, with teams covering two district authority areas. This would retain the community-based way the service currently works, but use data and information to identify need and where best to place wardens so they can have the most impact.
Please view the proposals in full and submit your views by visiting kent.gov.uk/
communitywardenreview and completing the online questionnaire.
We would very much welcome your support in raising awareness of the consultation, and the opportunity for partners and residents to submit their views on the proposals and how they would affect them. Please pass this information on as appropriate.
Thank you for taking the time to have your say.