The Echo has an article about changes in policing in Hockley and Rochford:
Brian Guyett, of Hockley Residents? Association, said he was concerned about the impact of reducing the number of community officers in each area.
He added: ?At the end of the day this all comes back to the Government budget cuts.
They?ve got fewer people, how thick do you spread the butter? ?You can?t have everything. It?s changing focus and it?s going to have an impact, basically the streets of Essex are going to be patrolled by PCSOs .?
He was particularly shocked to see the Essex Police website updated to say there will now only be one named neighbourhood specialist officer covering both Hockley and Rochford, previously there was one for each town.
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