We are Rochford District Neighbourhood Watch and are unusual in the county having offices in the Essex Police Community Safety Hub Castle Point Council Offices. The NHW group is managed on most weekday mornings by a team of volunteers

On a weekly basis we receive an abridged version of the crime statistics for the area and arrange for this information to be forwarded to street coordinators by email together with warnings of current local crime trends, scams etc. Information on scams is also forwarded to any individual member who has provided their email address

We produce a Newsletter 3 to 4 times a year which is distributed by our street coordinators However over the last 3 years we have ‘ lost’ over 50 coordinators and our coverage has reduced from 13000 households to 8000. The large majority of this reduction occurred during and immediately after the COVID epidemic.


In November, very sadly, both our Chairman Mike Hooper and our newsletter editor Peter Faulkner passed away, a great loss.

We are currently focusing our efforts on two major housing developments totaling some 1200 new homes. Contact has been made with the representatives of both developments and NHW window stickers /bin stickers/No cold calling stickers have been provided. Location of road and street signs continues and these will shortly be in position.

We work closely with the local PCSOs and provide support at events across the District.  Our Facebook page now has 4700 followers and this allows us to share information from Essex, Rochford and Castle Point Police. We are also actively looking to recruit additional support members for activities such as erection of street signs.  We regularly issue Scam warnings/ advice on security to anyone who provides us with their email address.  Please see our contact details below if you are interested in joining, NO CHARGE and so many benefits !

John Metcalfe Tel 01702 421234 email [email protected]




Photo of Rochford Market Place Event

Our contact details are:

Rochford District Neighbourhood Watch, Community Safety Hub, Castle Point Borough Council, Council Offices, Kiln Road, THUNDERSLEY, BENFLEET SS7 1TF

Tel: 01268-770519

Email: [email protected]