Penn Conservative Councillor and deputy leader of the City's Tories Councillor Paul Singh said, "The overall crime rate is down by 50% over the last twelve months, and there has been a marked reduction in the occurrence of other issues such as dog fouling, graffiti, litter and all types of anti-social behaviour. It's a ringing endorsement of the work the wardens do in collaboration with the Police and local community."
Councillor Pat Patten, also of Penn Conservatives, added that no further proof was needed of why the service should not be scrapped as part of cuts by the Council.
"The wardens are among the most visible Council services, and the effect of their efforts is clear for all to see. People do not take the service for granted, just the opposite. They appreciate it more than virtually any other Council service, which makes the proposal to scrap it all the more nonsensical."