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.