Policing in Hullbridge

Hullbridge Parish Council’s last meeting before the summer recess is next Monday 9th July 2007 at the centre in Windermere Avenue at 7:30 pm

Perhaps the main item of interest is that P.C. Steve Judd will attend this meeting to give a short report on current policing in Hullbridge and the introduction of Community Speed Watch.

You can find out more from PC Judd’s page on the Essex Police website where he writes:

Vehicles speeding in Lower Road, Ferry Road and Pooles Lane. …the Neighbourhood Policing Team are looking for at least six volunteers from the community to be trained and equipped by Essex Police to become part of a Community Speed Watch group to carry out speed checks. There is a commitment of one hour per week and you must be 18 years old or over. If you are interested, please contact Pc Steve Judd on any of the contact details shown for further information.

We have been working in partnership with Essex County Council Highways to look at the problems associated with the speed at these locations and over the last month speed monitoring equipment has been utilised the results of which make very interesting reading. From our meetings, surveys carried out and through the Neighbourhood Action Panels (NAPs) it is clear that the community consider speeding now to be your biggest issue this being the case the neighbourhood policing team will be more proactive in this area and enforce the limits remember 30mph means 30mph.

Anti-social behaviour including noise, swearing, shouting, damage, graffiti, vehicle engines and music at Pooles Lane playing field and car park until the early hours of the morning. We would ask those involved to be respectful of residents who live around this location and who have to put up with the nuisance on a regular basis. We will be patrolling this area at relevant times, along with those areas in the village subject to anti-social behaviour….

I am looking for more people to come forward with information on drugs in the village no matter how small the information it may just be that piece that I need to see the full picture, you can call me or if you would prefer to call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 this can be about drugs or anything else. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence….