CMK Street Warden Helps Keep the City Centre Clean

Street Warden Progress - Rob Harriman

Before and after: Graffiti removed from the underpass under Elder Gate, near the Buszy skate park.

The CMK Street Warden, Rob Harriman, has been hard at work across the city centre over recent weeks, addressing important issues such as graffiti, antisocial behaviour, maintenance and community engagement. In January 2015 alone, the Warden logged 62 highways/maintenance issues and 40 graffiti issues, with the majority of these being actioned shortly after.

When funding was cut for street wardens in Milton Keynes last year, CMK Town Council and Milton Keynes City Centre Management joined forces to make sure this vital service was kept for CMK. While the wardens previously covered the whole city, Rob’s work is focused on the city centre, and he monitors every part of CMK from the station to Campbell Park.

CMK Warden Rob Harriman

Rob Harriman, the CMK Street Warden, clearing litter around the Xscape.

Another area of the Warden’s work is in strengthening community engagement in Central Milton Keynes. Rob is working with CMK Town Council and local residents’ groups to create a new CMK residents’ forum, bringing together local groups from across the city centre to tackle issues that affect everyone. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in representing their local block or street on the residents’ forum, please contact Councillor Bowman at

The CMK Warden works closely with local residents, businesses and with Thames Valley Police in the course of his work. If you are concerned about any issues in your part of CMK, whether that’s from litter to broken kerbstones, or from overgrown bushes to anti-social behaviour, you can bring it to Rob’s attention by emailing