We are Rochford District NHW and are unusual in the county having office space in the Essex Police Community Safety Hub, Castle Point Council Offices. The NHW Group is managed on weekday mornings by a dedicated team of volunteers.
On a weekly basis they receive the crime statistics for the area and arrange for this information to be passed to any relevant street co-ordinator by email. They also issue warnings of current local crime trends, scams, etc.
We also produce a Newsletter three times a year that our street coordinators try to distribute to some 13000 households. However, having lost over 20 co-ordinators in the last 12 months we now need to reduce our coverage from 13,000 households to 7,000. Hopefully when COVID is less of an issue we can start to build up our numbers. Here is the most recent of these
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We are always looking to increase the coverage of NHW in Rochford District and support as many local events as possible to promote NHW where we give out purse straps and bells, plus literature on the latest scams and crime trends as a means of engaging with the public.
Other initiatives include distribution of Message in Bottle units which are kept in the fridge with any medical conditions and prescribed drugs detailed inside, and Cycle tagging events which identify individual cycles to their owner for return should they be stolen and subsequently recovered.
- Having lost over 20 co-ordinators in the last 12 months we now need to reduce our coverage from 13,000 households to 7,000. Hopefully when COVID is less of an issue we can start to build up our numbers.
- Reference to ‘website in preparation’ we have decided to abandon this idea due to the costs involved.