Got A Ring Doorbell? Then You’ll Want to Read This…


Social media is awash with videos of that strange person on driveways or that shady looking character ‘delivering’ a package. Many have taken to installing a Ring Doorbell or similar wireless doorbells with integrated video capture, as an alternative to CCTV. But not so fast, if you’ve installed the wireless version then think again. The […]

Funding CCTV In Our Town


Just 4 years ago, this article was published by BBC news highlighting the vast swathes of cuts to CCTV budgets across the UK. In 2019 some residents in Rayleigh feel that we need CCTV to help reduce crime and improve community safety. The article goes into detail why CCTV budgets were an easy target for […]

CSE Awareness Day


It’s CSE Awareness Day. Even in the Rochford District we need to make ourselves aware of this important subject. Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity, sometimes in exchange for things such as money, gifts, accommodation, […]

Wickford Crime Spree


The Echo News reports here, that our neighbouring town, Wickford, has suffered a recent spate of break-ins. With seven houses being broken into in one night. Meanwhile here in Rayleigh, one my fellow Lib Dem Councillor’s, Chris Stanley has been busy setting up a neighbourhood watch scheme in the Downhall & Raweth Ward. If you are […]