Safer Streets Programme

Our Community Safety Partnership, in partnership with the Essex Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, secured Home Office Safer Streets funding in 2022 for Witham. The aim of the programme was to improve people’s perception of safety.

Our Community Safety Partnership delivered a number of activities in 2022 and 2023 which included:

  • ASB & Crime Prevention Police Patrols
  • Street Warden employed by Witham Town Council
  • Outreach sports programme for young people in Witham
  • Extended Witham Town Council’s CCTV network
  • Free self defence classes for women and girls in Witham
  • Launch of the Ask Angela campaign in pubs
  • Dog Watch Scheme launched along Witham River Walk at the Dog Day event
  • Specialist counselling sessions provided for victims of sexual violence

Our Witham partners included:

  • Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner’s Office
  • Essex Police
  • Witham Town Council
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Fusion Lifestyle
  • CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse)
  • Eastlight Community Homes
  • Crimestoppers
  • Essex County Council

In 2023, our Community Safety Partnership was again successful in securing Home Office Safer Streets funding, in partnership with the Essex Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. This next round of funding is for areas in Halstead and aims to help people feel safer and has a focus on reducing:

  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Neighbourhood crime
  • Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)

Our Halstead partners include:

  • Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner’s Office
  • Halstead Town Council
  • CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse)
  • Fusion Lifestyle
  • Essex Youth Service
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Essex Police
  • Crimestoppers
  • Eastlight Community Homes

The Halstead Safer Streets programme will deliver a number of activities in 2024 and 2025 which include:

  • Additional CCTV cameras in Halstead
  • Outreach sports programme for young people with free activities
  • Expanding the coverage of Neighbourhood Watch
  • Enhanced Education Programme for young people
  • Street Warden employed by Halstead Town Council
  • ASB & Crime Prevention Police Patrols
  • Specialist counselling sessions for victims of sexual violence
  • Raising awareness of Crimestoppers to encourage anonymous reporting of crime

Have Your Say

We would like to know your views on crime and whether you feel safe in areas of Halstead.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes. Responses are anonymous but if you would like to be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher, we will need your email address to get back to you.

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Community Services

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525

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