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TENDRING NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

(Click here for the report to the April 2017 Association meeting)

(Click here for the report to the February 2017 Association meeting)

The Tendring District is in the North East of Essex, approximately 130 square miles in size with a population of 138,300 (2012). It has 60 km of coastline. 

 It extends from the River Stour in the north, to the coast and the River Colne in the south, with the coast to the east and the town of Colchester to the west. 

Towns in the district include, Clacton on Sea, Frinton on Sea, Walton on the Naze, Brightlingsea and Harwich. Large villages in the district include St Osyth and Great Bentley.

Neighbourhood Watch was set up in the district in 1982 by Gerald WallingtonHayes MBE who along with Police Sergeant Woods set the ball rolling.

In recent years membership has fallen away but with a new steering group numbers are on the rise and there appears to be a keenness to join which has never been seen before.

At 1 in 3, the district has the highest proportion of pensioners in the East of England and this gives rise to the greater risk of them being targeted as vulnerable people likely to succumb to rogue traders. To this end we spend a lot of our time, through our coordinators making sure all are aware of the scams and cold calling prevalent in the district.

Due to the demise of the local Crime Prevention Panel more onus has been placed on us in that regard.

As in line with other districts, we do not charge to join NHW and give every assistance and the tools needed to new coordinators to get their schemes started.

 We have our own Facebook group and website where members can comment or post warnings.

All online members and our partners receive a weekly newsletter from the Chairman. 

We rely on our coordinators to cascade this newsletter to their scheme members as they see fit.

We can be contacted at [email protected]

John Wright Chairman/ District Coordinator Tendring NHW