As set out in the 2023/24 budget, the Community Warden service has been asked to reduce its annual budget by £1 million by 2024/25. Setting this budget was the most challenging it has ever been due to increasing demands on services and the cost of providing them.
To achieve this level of saving they are proposing to redesign the service, ensuring that there is a 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.
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The consultation runs until the 3 October.
KCC’s Consultation & Engagement Team.