Keeping Widdington Safe

                    Message from Essex Police

16th February 2017

Police and Crime Commissioner Public Consultation

The people of Essex are being urged to have their say, in the potential change in the way Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue Service is governed, through a 12 week consultation that starts today (Thursday 16th February) and ends on Wednesday 10th May.

The new Policing and Crime Act 2017 offers the opportunity to transform local fire and rescue governance, enabling police and crime commissioners to become the fire and rescue authority where a strong local case is made. The Government has also created a statutory duty to collaborate.

Police and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst said: “Together we have developed a local case for Essex to strengthen our emergency services, improve joint working and deliver significant savings. We have an opportunity to share knowledge; back office services; make better use of estates, and help protect vulnerable people in joined-up ways. The resources freed up by this would be reinvested in front line services and enable both emergency services to better protect the people of Essex.”

This new duty requires emergency services to keep collaboration opportunities under review and to take on collaboration opportunities where it would be in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness to do so.

To give your views, please visit or contact the Office of Police Crime Commissioner by emailing .

Halloween poster

                         Dear All,

Please find attached Halloween poster.    

Whilst some of us, especially those with children at home, welcome Trick or

Treaters at Halloweeen, many prefer not to be disturbed.  The attached

poster has been given to Secondary schools plus local Officers and the Youth

Team have been explaining to youngsters that they should not trick or treat

at households where they see this poster displayed.

If you have elderly neighbours without email who you think might prefer not

to be visited by Halloween'ers, please would you consider offering to print

them a poster (they're A4 size) to put in their window or on their door. I'd

recommend that you print these as a draft or rough copy to save your ink as

the artwork is very dark.



Lets try to keep Widdington Village

 Safe and Scam free. 


  Essex police WebSite


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  In an emergency

always Dial 999

non-emergancy 0300 333 444


Local Police Station
Saffron Walden Police Station
East Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1LX
Sat to Tues 8am - 4pm, Weds to Fri 7am - 8pm
Fake Clothing Charity Scams

If  you receive any cards through your letter  

box regarding companies collecting clothes 

from un-recognised names/charities beware.

There are quite a few companies setting up 

who push cards through doors asking you for

un-wanted items. They purport to be sending

You may think that you are helping by sending 

clothing to third world countries but the

truth of the matter is they are actually

selling the items to these poor people for a profit.

Company laws say limited companies should

"have a registered office to which all

communications and notices may be addressed".  

The Theft Act 1968 makes it illegal to obtain 

property by deception.

If you receive a card and you think it could be 

a scams please do not give anything.

Take your old clothing to your local Charity 

Shop instead. 

If you are suspicious about

any organisation then telephone the Charity 

Commission Fundraisinghelpline on 0207 674 2502.

No Charity will have a hotmail .com email address

After I emailed our local PC officer

about this scam this is the reply I received 

Good Morning

Thank you for your email.  I have passed the information

on to local officers and will ensure that those attending 

upcoming local meetings are made aware. Please let us 

know on our non-emergency number if you see suspicious 

persons or vehicles in your area as an officer may be 

available to attend to stop and ask for them to account 

for their behaviour.  This is particularly relevant at 

the moment due to distraction burglaries.

Thank you very much for your help

Dawn Bamford

PC 71836

Saffron Walden

non-emergancy 0300 333 444

For your local Police Eamil address,

Please click on the link Essex Police Website (Top left)

Lets keep it Safe out there

 "keep 'em peeled",
If you see it Report it


Text Messaging Essex Police
Let your fingers do the walking


Essex Police has gone live with a new text messaging service.
is service does not replace 999 which should
continueto be used for all emergencies.
Text messaging offers an alternative method of contacting
the police to make routine enquiries, to seek or give
information, or get advice. The service is particularly
aimed at those who have speech or hearing difficulties
and may find voice communication problematical. It is
also aimed at young people who are avid text communicators
and adept at its use.
The number to be used to contact Essex Police by text is
 07624 800101
Contact Crimestoppers
The independent uk charity helping to solve and fight crimes.
Crimestoppers is here for you anytime of the day or night.
You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by
calling 0800 555 111.

Talking to one of our advisors helps you provide the full
picture and makes sure the best use can be made of your
information.You do not have to give your name, and
you may qualify for a reward.

CRIME STOPPERS 0800 555 111

Or fill out our anonymously online form  Giving Information Form 

Sir Robert Peel (1839),

“The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence”.

In simple terms, crime reduction is everyone’s responsibility, not just the police.

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