Reduced Services

Accessing Council Services:  

You can now access services, get advice and support, and transact with us in the following ways:

  • By accessing our wide range of 24/7 online services
  • By emailing directly to the relevant service
  • By phoning First Contact on 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri). 
  • By pre-booked appointment at the Kiln Road office (9.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri) - these can be arranged by phoning First Contact on 01268 882200.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch Logo What is Neighbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch is a community led initiative to bring local people together to address crime and other community safety issues. Neighbourhood Watch groups often liaise with the local police, the local authority and other agencies.

The concept originated in the United States and was introduced into the UK in the 1980s. Behind it lies a very simple idea Working together can help to improve your community.

Neighbourhood Watches can be large, covering most of the households on an estate, or they might involve just a few houses.  In Castle Point we already have more than 300 streets covered.

What are the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch?

  • Areas of local concern can be addressed
  • Your problem becomes a shared problem
  • People work together to make communities safer
  • You can work together with other NW Schemes, the police and other partners
  • Opportunity to know your neighbours, local police officers and other service providers

Being a member of NW may secure a discount on your house insurance

What will I receive?

You can sign up to receive regular emails giving details of crimes in your area, crime prevention advice from the Police and other community news

We produce a newsletter which is delivered to households in NHW by or street coordinators. You can find copies of the newsletters at the menu on the left of this page

You can club together as a street and have a NHW sign on one of your lamp columns (photo to follow)

If you would like to volunteer to assist with the running of NHW, we would love to hear from you.

Please get in contact to find out if your road is already covered by NHW, and to sign up for regular update.

Interested in being part of Castle Point Neighbourhood Watch

Contact Clive Stewart, Chairman Essex County Neighbourhood Watch Association 


Clive Stewart is the Castle Point District Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator and he will be in direct contact with you on any Neighbourhood Watch information that relates to all households in Castle Point District.