Essex Police has a new-look website giving people greater and easier access to services.

The new site, which still operates from their address, allows people to report non-emergency crimes and road traffic collisions, as well as lost and found property.

The website is easier to navigate, more accessible and is designed to be smartphone and tablet friendly. The site will also allow people to access online reporting services for fraud, hate crime, potholes, abandoned cars, street lighting and noise nuisance issues. The site also incorporates a link to the “AskThePolice" national website which provides answers to frequently asked policing questions, avoiding the need for people to phone thems.

In 2009, when the previous Essex Police website was designed, more than 99% of people using it accessed the site via a desktop computer. In 2015, 75% of visits to the Essex Police website were made via smartphones and tablets. The new website, created by Reading Room following a competitive tender process, has been developed in collaboration with Kent Police to reduce costs. Each page of the site has been designed to offer users the opportunity to share to popular social media networks.

Essex Police continue to develop the website and users can comment about the site as each page has a simple feedback feature. This will not only help to understand what features of the site are popular, but will enable people to highlight anything they don’t understand or any technical issues.







13:27, 02 Aug 2016 by Christine Marshall

Volunteering for Victim Support in Essex

Victim Support is looking for reliable volunteers with great listening skills, who have 4-8 hours to spare a week.

We will train you to offer practical and emotional support to people affected by crime. Apply now to be on our next four day fully accredited training course this autumn and you could soon be learning new skills whilst making a positive difference to people’s lives.

To find out more please visit, or call the Essex Service Delivery team on 01277 357557 or email

Victim Support is an independent charity. Our services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.  If you have been affected by crime, call us on 0300 30 30 165.

Issued by Essex Police, 26 July 2016

10:09, 27 Jul 2016 by Christine Marshall

The Essex County Council (A131 High Garrett, Gosfield)(Temporary
Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Essex County Council intends, not less than seven days from the date of this notice, to make the above Order under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Effect of the order: To temporarily close that length of A131 High Garrett,, in the Parish of Gosfield in the District of Braintree from a point 100m north east of its junction with Grove Field, to a point 100 metres south west of Grove Field.

The closure is scheduled to commence on 15th August 2016 for two nights 20:00 to 05:00 or where appropriate signs are showing and weather permitting.

The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while hydroblasting and application of road markings is undertaken.

The alternative route will be via A131 High Garrett, Halstead Road, A131 Bournbridge Hill, A131 Mount Hill, Trinity Street, High Street, A1124 Colchester Road, Stonebridge Hill, Halstead Road, High Street, Church Hill, B1024 Coggeshall Road, Colne Road, A120 Coggeshall Road, A131, A131 Broad Road, A131 High Garrett and vice versa.

Access for emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the closure.

The Order will come into effect on 15th August 2016 and may continue in force for 18 months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Issued by:

County Hall Liz Burr
Chelmsford Head of Network Management

09:47, 27 Jul 2016 by Christine Marshall


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