Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Advice for enforcement teams

HENLEY’S park wardens will be told not to tackle nuisance behaviour if they are alone.

Last month, a member of Henley Town Council’s parks team was assaulted after stopping a group of men having a barbecue on Mill Meadows.

He gave them 20 minutes to put out the fire, then extinguished it himself with two buckets of water when they failed to do so.

The men chased him to his truck and pulled him out of the vehicle. The warden was not hurt. A man admitted assault and was issued with an £80 fixed penalty notice.

Now the council says wardens should call a colleague before taking matters into their own hands. If back-up is unavailable, they should ask a police community support officer for help.

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