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Community wardens.

SIR - The recent decision of the executive board on Wrexham Council to axe the community warden scheme in the county borough is deeply disappointing.

The warden scheme has, by the council's own definition, made a 'positive difference' in improving community safety, but the scheme will now come to an end by March 2007.

Community leaders in areas where wardens have been in place have contacted me to say they desperately wanted their warden to stay and opposed strongly any moves to see them scrapped.

The fear is that the important relationships wardens have built with their communities will be lost. Any replacement will not substitute for the personal neighbourhood relationship the wardens have developed.

I feel this will have a negative effect in the fight against low-level crime and anti-social behaviour in communities in Wrexham where wardens have been in place.

The Lib-Dem authority on Wrexham Council is undoing the good work that has been done in the Wrexham area in tackling anti-social behaviour.

KAREN SINCLAIR AM

Clwyd South
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 21, 2006
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