Partnership working helps to make our communities safer

CVSU has been on the road again with our mobile community hub – a converted horse trailer that operates as a fully functioning coffee shop / advice centre.

Over the past two weeks, Clive and Richard have been out in the Debden community working alongside team members from the Community Safety Partnership, Essex Police, UDC, Essex County Fire Service, Neighbourhood Watch and the Farming Community Network. We’ve been parked up outside the post office providing hot drinks, chat and advice for local residents, while the teams have been out on the streets making contact with local people – with an especial focus on farm security and reducing the loneliness and isolation that some farmers experience.

We were grateful to receive the support of Councillor Stewart Luck who spent time with us on both days, as well as organising a visit by the School Council from Debden Primary Academy, with thanks to Head of School Matt Hawley for bringing the group to see us. The student council spent time with the Police, learning about the part we can all play in community safety. They also had the chance to try on some police issue body armour!

Our next event will be at Cammas Hall Farm on 8th July 2021. Do come along to see us if you can!