East Lothian Council

Community wardens in East Lothian

East Lothian Council Community Warden Team

Community wardens

The Community Warden Team is a multi-skilled team that was formed in August 2008 consisting of a Team Leader, Senior Community Warden and six Community Wardens, there is one designated Community Warden for each of the electoral wards, although Community wardens frequently work on joint initiatives and actions alongside other agencies such as Police Scotland, the Anti-social behaviour team, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and many other council departments and local community groups.

The Community Wardens are a uniformed service and are easily recognizable wearing their red and black jackets clearly displaying the distinctive East Lothian council logo on the left chest area and council identification badges.

The Team:

Team Leader - Mandy Smith

Senior Community Warden - Callum Colquhoun (Haddington)

Mike Taylor - Musselburgh East

Leona Douglas - Musselburgh East

Greg McGown - Prestonpans

Keith Tait – North Berwick

Stuart Brunton - Tranent

Jimmy Wilson - Dunbar 

The role of the community wardens is to:

  • Promote and engage in activities that promote early intervention, active citizenship, community resilience, empowerment and capacity building in relation to Community Safety initiatives
  • Work in partnership with police officers and other council officers, undertake high-visibility patrols of housing estates, town centres, and other public spaces with a view to preventing and detecting antisocial behaviour and crime.
  • Advise communities and their representatives on the main aspects of the law and policy in relation to antisocial behaviour and environmental protection matters.
  • Work flexibly to include participation in an out-of-hours service for noise nuisance and antisocial behaviour complaints.
  • Remain abreast of ward based issues and events by regular engagement and contact with members of the public, elected members and community action groups.
  • Prepare and deliver talks on community safety matters to local schoolchildren/community groups.
  • Take enforcement action under the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004, the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003.
  • Investigate and co-ordinate minor physical works, such as, the removal of graffiti, broken glass, discarded needles and refuse accumulations from public areas, back greens and common stairs.
  • Take intervention action against the perpetrators of antisocial behaviour in accordance with the council’s Antisocial Behaviour Policy; to include the issuing of warnings and the signing of Acceptable Behaviour Agreements.
  • Contribute to the meeting of objectives outlined in the Single Outcome Agreement, the council plan, the local Area Partnership plan, the Antisocial Behaviour and related strategies and the departmental and local team plans.
  • Promote a positive image of the broader customer services team by providing excellent customer care.  

The Community Warden Team can be contacted on – Tel: 01620- 829917 or cwt@eastlothian.gov.uk


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8am - 9pm Mon to Wed 8am - 3:30pm Thur to Sun

Telephone: 01620-829917

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.