Neighbourhood Watch is a national organisation with over four million members and helps reduce crime in the local community. For more information visit the Essex County Neighbourhood Watch website.
The Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators for Panfield are Peter and Clare Kenward and their role is to alert residents of any incidents or crime activity in the village. Relevant police crime warnings are placed on the noticeboard outside the village hall, on ALERT boards at each end of the village, in the parish magazine Round About Panfield (RAP), and on the News section of this website.
As well as information in RAP, Neighbourhood Watch produces a six monthly newsletter which is delivered to all homes in Panfield and is full of advice about the latest crime trends and how to keep yourself and your property safe.
If you would like to raise awareness of a crime in the village please contact Peter or Clare on 01376 322414.
Read more about the role of Neighbourhood Watch groups here.
Remember, all crime must initially be reported to the police.
For emergencies always dial 999. If you have hearing loss or a speech impairement and are unable to make a voice call, you can use the emergencySMS service.
For non-emergency crime or anti-social behaviour call 101 or 01245 491491 or you can also Do it online or call in at a police station. For people who have hearing or speech problems use NGT TextRelay 18001 101.
You can also contact Crimestoppers online or call 0800 555 111 if you wish to give information about a crime or a Most Wanted appeal anonymously.