The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the United Kingdom is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places : better places in which to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime through improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.
In Sandon, Neighbourhood Watch communication is done through the email forums that have been set up for Howe Green and Sandon. The email forum is ideal for use with neighbourhood watch as it allows speedy dissemination of police alerts and allows residents to report suspicious behaviour. There are Police Community Support Officers on the forum so they will receive these reports directly. To join the Sandon email forum, see the Email Forum page.
David Pearson is Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator for Sandon parish. He can be contacted by telephone on 471589 or through the forum.
Local Police Contacts
Non-emergency number: 101 or 0300 333 4444
This is a 24/7 service that puts you through to the Essex Police switchboard. Your call will then be directed to the most appropriate person, department or station. Use 999 for emergency calls.
Our local police contact is Claire Forster: Claire.Forster@essex.pnn.police.uk, 0300 333 4444 x 69298, 07894 969897.
Marking and Security Kits
The web site www.immobilise.com/ is a useful source for security items and property registration.
Marking kits are also available from www.creproducts.co.uk
Neighbourhood Watch Web Site
The Neighbourhood Watch web site is at http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/
Emergency Planning for a Major Incident
Emergency Planning is intended to cope with a major emergency that seriously affects people, buildings or the environment including transport accidents, a major fire, severe weather such as heavy snow, flooding or high winds, security-related incidents, including bomb warnings and terrorist attacks, and health alerts such as flu pandemic. Click here to see how this is relevant to Sandon Parish.
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Credit Card Security
Sources of Help and Information