Published 8th July 2020

Further support for the Council’s Community Safety Unit this summer is to be brought in.

Four staff from Stambridge Security, a local company contracted by the Council, have already been providing additional weekend support to the Council’s Community Safety Unit in recent weeks, funded through the agreed budget to provide additional winter and summer support in 2020/21.

The additional support of four more, making a total of eight extra for the unit, will be primarily used to target the later shifts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights up until the end of September, but will be flexible and also available to meet demands on other days and times.

They will be in place to provide a reassuring visual presence across the Borough, giving Essex Police and the Council’s community safety unit more time to focus on priority areas and work. They will liaise with Police on the town link radio system and via other community safety officers on duty and also through the Council’s out of hours call centre.

In addition to the extra staff, the Council will also be filling an operations coordinator role to liaise directly with Essex Police, coordinating different community safety projects across the Borough.

If you need to report anti-social behaviour and there isn’t an officer nearby, please contact Essex Police on 101 or via their online reporting tool. For serious crimes and emergencies where people are in immediate danger you should of course call 999.

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