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The Tendring District is in the Northeast 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 Wallington Hayes 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 onuses 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 where members can comment or post
We can be contacted at [email protected] , however, this address may not be being
monitored at present.
Contacts are: Dave Sexton, Chairperson
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07900430088

TENDRING NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH  Report for ECNHWA Meeting No. 167. 20th February 2024

Things have been relatively quiet for Tendring Neighbourhood over the past 3 months but as the Spring approaches we are planning events to attend with a view to recruiting new members and Street Watches.  The Chairman has attended the Tendring Information Advisory Group meeting held in January and has a meeting with the Tendring Police Commander CI Ella Latham planned for this month (February).  We have continued to submit NHW articles for inclusion in the Tendring Local Update Document published by the Community Safety and Engagement Officers of Tendring Police and for inclusion in the Holland Residents Association magazine.

We are still without a Secretary and despite having advertised the voluntary role amongst our membership there has been no interest shown.

We are now planning to advertise the role of Secretary with the Tendring CVS in their weekly ebulletin to see if we can attract someone to the role. This is vital for the long-term survival of Tendring NHW and is a part of our succession planning for the long term survival of Tendring NHW.

Membership continues to grow, although recruiting from the people who register with the Neighbourhood Watch Networks Alert Database is around 1 in 10.  

We are continuing with our Membership Audit to try and achieve an accurate number of members.

Our AGM is planned for May 16th, 2024.