East Lothian Council

Community wardens in East Lothian

East Lothian Council Community Warden Team

Community wardens

The team was formed in August 2008 and consists of a Warden Co-coordinator, Senior Community Warden and six Community Wardens. There is one Community Warden for each of the electoral wards although Community wardens can and do work on joint initiatives together and alongside other agencies such as Lothian and Borders Police, the Anti-social behaviour team and other groups to tackle local issues.

They are easily recognized wearing their red and black uniforms clearly displaying the distinctive East Lothian council logo.

The Team

Co-ordinator - Mandy Smith

Senior Community Warden - Callum Colquhoun (Haddington)

Mike Taylor - Musselburgh West

Robert Leslie - Musselburgh East

Greg Mcgown - North Berwick

John Mcphee - Prestonpans

Keith Tait - Tranent

Jimmy Wilson - Dunbar

What We Do

The role of the community wardens is to:

  • Provide a uniformed, reassuring presence
  • Improve the well-being, confidence and safety of East Lothian's residents and visitors
  • Promote community cohesion and social inclusion
  • Deter crime and investigate cases of minor anti-social behaviour
  • Encourage and promote citizenship
  • Address issues of littering and dog fouling
  • Take part in and support community projects
  • Link to all local organisation's such as Tenant Groups, Youth Clubs and Schools
  • Work alongside and in partnership with our Environment Protection Colleagues and Lothian and Borders Police forming part of East Lothian Councils dedicated Night Time Noise Service
  • To build and support stronger and safer Communities in partnership with other  agencies

Dog watch logoWhat you can expect from a community warden

Community Wardens work flexible hours between 0800hrs and 2100hrs, Monday to Wednesdays and 0800hrs - 0330hrs Thursday to Sundays, enabling them to address local problems as and when they occur within the community in which they work.

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.