Essex County NHW

Welcome to Essex County Neighbourhood Watch Association

Registered Charity 1168988

Working Together to Reduce the Opportunity of Crime

In Essex we have many local Neighbourhood Watch groups of people working together to help reduce crime and its effects in their neighbourhood. These local  groups work together in 14 district groups, and they, in turn work together as Essex Neighbourhood Watch Association. Like this, they can exchange their best ideas, liaise more easily with the police and other organisations, and buy equipment and literature in the most cost effective way.

Here are the 14 district Neighbourhood Watch Groups that work together within Essex Neighbourhood Watch Association.

Click on the list below to find out more about your local district:-

Basildon ; Braintree ; Brentwood ;

Castle Point ; Chelmsford ; 

Colchester ; Epping Forest ; Harlow ; Maldon;

 Rochford ; Southend ; Tendring ;

 Thurrock ; Uttlesford

Remember: The Police "doitonline" service now available is available to save you and the police time when reporting non-urgent crime and search commonly asking questions addressed to the police.

Click on our menus to find out more about the Essex Association and how it works to co-ordinate, reinforce and expand the work of the districts.

Working With The Police

We liaise with the police through the Essex Watch Liaison Officers and though Jenny Brouard Community Resources Co-ordinator , at police HQ on 01245 457149. Jenny's email is: [email protected]

The photograph shows ACC Mr. Andy Prophet handing to Clive Stewart, Chairman the first Hi Vis Vest to launch the brilliant support of Essex Police with many members wearing them in the months ahead throughout Essex.This will definitely raise the profile of Neighbourhood Watch !

The menus on our website will also lead you to crime reports, warnings about recent scams, advice on crime prevention, links to other helpful websites and much more.

Rural Crime Strategy Event

On Thursday 16th December 2017 Essex Police launched a new strategy to help combat rural crime. The full strategy document will soon be on the police wesbsite but here are a two key points:-

A dedicated County wide team for Rural - 5 Officers giving extra patrols and crime prevention advice. This is The Gypsy, Traveller & Rural Engagement Team (GTRET).

In the forseeable future each District will also have 1 Officer dedicated to Rural issues.


Neighbourhood Watch is a national movement with nearly 4.0 million members, where people come together to make their communities safer and stronger and encourage people to look out for each other.It involves working with Essex Police, other members of the Community Safety Partnerships in each local authority, voluntary organisations and, most importantly, with people who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live.It aims to help people to protect themselves and their properties, to reduce crime and the fear of crime, and to reduce incidences of fire and environmental damage. We do this by taking preventative measures, by improving home security and safety awareness, by greater vigilance and by the timely and accurate reporting of incidents. We also aim to foster a community spirit with our neighbours.Essex Neighbourhood Watch Association represents the members and participants in the County of Essex and the unitary authorities in Southend and Thurrock. The Association provides support and a range of services to help in these matters. To achieve this we work with our partners in leading, directing, planning and supporting the future development of Neighbourhood Watch in Essex.

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