SOUTHAMPTON'S team of Neighbourhood Wardens will offer advice to people hoping to take up similar roles on the Isle of Wight.

The Island council plans to establish its own Neighbourhood Warden scheme, and is keen to learn from the experiences of 34 wardens employed in Southampton.

Their role include helping to remove litter and graffiti, making simple repairs, working to reduce crime and helping local residents to deal with minor nuisances.

Tomorrow a team of eight delegates from the Isle of Wight will spend the day with wardens making patrols in the Newtown neighbourhood.

Councillor Paul Russell said: "Our Neighbourhood Wardens have proved popular with Southampton residents and it is great that news of their success has travelled to other areas of the country.

"I hope that the Isle of Wight can set up a team as successful as the one in Southampton."