Thurrock Community Safety Partnership       E-News Edition 16


Essex Police Survey

Essex Police are seeking the public's views about a number of crime issues through a short online survey. Please take time to complete the survey and have your say.


North Grays Partner Walkabout Day

Fly tips and litter were cleared by high visibility patrols in Stifford Clays, Little Thurrock, Blackshots and Grays Central on Friday 12 August.

The latest walkabout day organised by the Thurrock community safety partnership included the mobile police station being positioned in Crammavill Street and Blackshots. Local councillors joined council community protection officers and police community support officers on patrol.

Essex probation community payback teams also assisted in the clearance of fly tips and litter from back alleyways and in Hangman's Wood where grass was cut with traditional shire horses.

The next walkabout day is in Stanford-le-Hope on September 30th. To raise an issue in this area email


Rethink Your Drink

Thurrock DAAT (Drug and Alcohol Action Team) is supporting the Essex Rethink Your Drink campaign.

With information being distributed to doctor’s surgeries and pharmacies and drug and alcohol services in the borough the campaign highlights the recommended “safe” levels for drinking:

Avoid drinking more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day (men) and 2-3 (women).

A strong pint of beer has 3 units; a medium glass of wine has 2 units and 10 units in a bottle of wine.

Visit for more information or visit your GP if you have concerns.


Victim Support- drop in surgery

Victim Support is offering free, confidential, emotional and practical help and advice to those affected by crime and Anti-social Behaviour.
Anyone can visit the drop in surgery for more information at The Beehive CVS, Grays, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month between 10 and 11am.


Warning from Thurrock Trading Standards

Residents are being warned to say no to doorstep callers after an elderly South Ockendon resident was massively overcharged for door alarms.

The incident happened on Tuesday August 23rd where the resident was charged £120 for the buying and fitting of three door alarms. These alarms are on general sale for around £5 each.

The doorstep caller was described as “forceful” and left no paperwork but simply said he would be back “in six months to check they were all right”. This is in breach of legislation to protect consumers where all services over £35 must offer cancellation rights.

People are reminded that you DO NOT have to agree to anything at your front door. If a caller has outstayed their welcome, just say goodbye and shut your door on them and NEVER let them in to your house unless you have called them in first, and the have the relevant id.

To get further information or advice, call Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06


Recognise Abuse?

The Home Office is launching a campaign to tackle teenage relationship violence.

Mainly targeting girls and boys aged 13-18 the campaign also aims to educate parents and carers to recognise the signs of an abusive relationship and what to do.

As well as online, TV and other media a new website contains further information and discussion forums for teenagers.



To contact the Thurrock Community Safety Partnership email or visit