Residents have been quite vocal in recent months that they feel crime in Rayleigh is on the increase. We’ve taken a look at the Police UK website to see if the recorded statistics back up these views. With the most recent incidents in our town though we would like to […]
For those that aren’t on Facebook, Essex Police have put out an appeal for witnesses of a stabbing which occurred during the early hours, in Rayleigh High St.
Our Councillor, James Newport, recently visited Southend CCTV control room as part of Rayleigh Town Councils research into the pros and cons of CCTV in helping to tackle some of the crime in Rayleigh. Read more about his visit here
Have you started to wonder who exactly will buy all these new builds? Why does Crime seem like it’s on the increase? What can our Council do about our High Street and economic outlook in the District? What is the problem with ‘permitted development’? Developers can buy up empty retail […]
Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Essex Police by 6.1% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20. According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces (in 2019-20 prices) fell from £8.48 billion […]
Six out of 10 retailers in some areas are breaking the law on underage knife sales with councils warning that a lack of funding for enforcement activity will make tackling the knife crime epidemic a huge challenge. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales, says […]
Watch out, there are reports on social media that there attempted thefts in the Downhall Park Way area. Remember to lock your doors and cars – keep keys in a faraday pouch like this one from Amazon. Follow some valuable advice here from Essex Police for keeping your vehicle safer.
Reading the Facebook comments on this post from The Echo, people are asking when they can expect to see Council tax increases to stop. We’re inclined to agree. People do not have a bottomless pit of money to pay increase upon increase in council tax, fuel bills, food bills – […]
Chris Black writes: Here’s a few more thoughts on last night’s meeting: Essex has the lowest spend on policing per head of population of any county . This has led to a loss of 800 police. Mr Hirst implied that half of the loss (the first 400 officers) was being […]
James Newport writes here about last night’s meeting with the Police and Crime Commisioner He begins: Last night Essex Police Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, gave a briefing to District and Parish Councillors in the Rochford District. The council chamber was fairly full (rather like Southend Police Cells! More on that […]
James Newport writes: What’s a Tory doing on a Lib Dem blog? Well for those that don’t know this is Roger Hirst. He’s the police crime commissioner for Essex Police. For sometime there have been comments from residents about policing (or the apparent lack of it). So with this in […]
The Echo reports here on how a gang has been stealing power tools from parked van across the Basildon area: AN organised crime gang is believed to be targeting vehicles across the borough in search of tools after more than 37 cars and vans were broken into in four days. […]