Clive Stewart writes:-

As many of you know in the early weeks of October I took up the reins of managing Castle Point District  Neighbourhood Watch. 

Since that time I emailed over one hundred and thirty people living in Castle Point District who were, at some time,  keen to be part of Neighbourhood Watch over many years. 

The response was brilliant and I have acknowledged each and everyone of you. 

I was pleased to hear that many are still local NW Co-ordinators who distribute whatever information they receive  from various sources eg The Office of Police Fire & Crime Commissioner and Essex Police - this is tremendous and  very much appreciated. 

My role is to keep you up to date with Neighbourhood Watch information. 

So I have created a new Castle Point District Neighbourhood Watch weekly newsletter. 

This newsletter is a summary of the Essex Police crime reports that I receive each week plus Neighbourhood Watch  information too. 

I would like to take this opportunity to advise you that there are funds for your District which are to be used for the  purchase of NW items eg: street signs, wheelie bin stickers,, No Cold caller stickers, Contactless card protector  wallets, Nominated Neighbour cards in fact any items that will help to raise the profile of Neighbourhood Watch. 

Over the next few months I shall try and find other sources to fund our needs and if anyone has any ideas please let  me know. 

Essex Chief Constable Mr. B .J Harrington has told me that he wants to see an increase in Neighbourhood Watch  throughout Essex and also more street signs to be placed on appropriate posts as he believes that they do help to  reduce crime, so maybe I can help you with that ? 

Finally I was advised by many who replied to my email that they remember having newsletters to distribute and they were collected from the District Council Offices. 

Well I want to bring them back and it will be a six monthly newsletter and over the next few weeks I shall be updating  you as to progress. 

So thank you all again. 

Finally if you know of anyone who is interested in being part of Castle Point District Neighbourhood Watch please  ask them to send me their full name and postal address to [email protected] 

Regards 

Clive Stewart 

Chairman and Secretary 

Essex County Neighbourhood Watch Association, which is a registered Charity number 1168988

Click to see Clive's latest report about Castle Point to the Association