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Welcome to the Rayleigh Neighbourhood Policing Team pages. We are committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit and will work with the community and our partners to tackle local problems. Rayleigh is part of the Rochford district and covers areas including Wheatley, Grange, Whitehouse, Lodge and Sweyne Park.

Below you’ll find the members of your Neighbourhood Policing Team and details of how to contact them.

Steve JOYNES

APS Steve JOYNES (Collar number 1325)

I am the Neighbourhood Police officer for the Rayleigh, Rawreth and Hullbridge areas within Rochford District. I have over 24 years experience having spent the majority of that time in the District. I am an avid Manchester United supporter. I still enjoy running about the pitch myself on a Sunday morning in the Vets league but am certainly no Eric Cantona. Please contact me to discuss your crime, anti social behaviour and general policing concerns or thoughts regarding the Neighbourhood.

Contact details

Email: steve.joynes@essex.pnn.police.uk
Mobile: 07813953703
Telephone: 101 ext 490123


Kelly BOWEN

PCSO Kelly BOWEN (Collar number 71326)

I have worked for Essex Police in the Rochford District for over four years. Some of that time has been in Hullbridge and Hockley. I am always happy to help and offer advice. I am determined to keep Rayleigh a safe and pleasant place to live and work.

Contact details

Email: kelly.bowen@essex.pnn.police.uk
Telephone: 101 ext 490126
Mobile: 07813953703


Zoe NUTH

PCSO Zoe NUTH (Collar number 6637)

I have worked for Essex Police since October 2001 working on the Service Desk within Rayleigh & Rochford Police Stations and for the past 6 years as a PCSO working mainly in the Rayleigh area on the Neighbourhood Policing Team. I am always happy to help and offer advice. I am determined to keep the Rochford district a safe and pleasant place to live and work.

Contact details

Telephone: 101 ext 490126
Email: zoe.nuth@essex.pnn.police.uk
Mobile: 07813953703


Laura MERRELL

PCSO Laura MERRELL (Collar number 8505)

*Currently on Maternity leave* I have worked for Essex Police as PCSO for over 5 years. Most of that time has been in the Rochford District. I am currently looking after Rayleigh and happy to chat if you need help or advice.

Contact details

Mobile: 07813953703
Email: laura.merrell@essex.pnn.police.uk
Telephone: 101 ext 490126


Your local police station is listed below along with its opening hours and accessibility features.

Contact details:

Rayleigh Police Station
119 High Street
Rayleigh
SS6 7QB

Tel: 101

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Opening Hours
mon08:00 - 00:00
tue08:00 - 00:00
wed08:00 - 00:00
thu08:00 - 00:00
fri08:00 - 00:00
sat08:00 - 00:00
sun08:00 - 00:00
Accessibility features
  • Ramp
  • 1 car parking space for disabled visitors
  • Induction loop
  • Toilet
  • Confidential room
  • Automatic Door Opening (via push button)
  • Customer Care Pack

Mobile: 07710046161

Below you can read about the issues you have made a policing priority in your neighbourhood. We aim to act on the issues that matter the most to you.

Local Priority

Issue

Burglary in Rayleigh & Rawreth

Raised on 17/10/2013

Action

[UPDATE 04/06/2014] Since 1st April 2014 there has been 20x burglaries and 7 attempted burglaries in the Rayleigh & Rawreth area. Jewellery is the most stolen item. The method of gaining entry varies and there is no supporting evidence that more are being committed at night since the street lights have been turned off.

Updated on 04/06/2014

Local Priority

Issue

Theft from shops and stalls (shoplifting) has been on an increase for a few years in Rayleigh and is currently a National concern.

Raised on 01/01/2014

Action

The District Commander Ian Cummings has moved to address this issue by forming a new team to engage with shop managers on a regular basis through Retail Action Panels. Crime reduction techniques and improved evidence gathering is amongst the many steps being taken to reduce crime in this area. The team is led by Sergeant Lione and operates from Rayleigh Police station daily. [UPDATE 21st June 2014] - there have been 16 reports of Shoplifting in the District in the last month with a 50% detection rate. 12 of these offences occurred in Rayleigh.

Updated on 21/06/2014

Listed below are a number of events we invite you to come along to. They’re an opportunity for you to meet the team and discuss any issues or concerns you have.

Street Meet (Co-Op)

Date:2nd October 2014 11:00 - 12:00
Where:Co-Op,
12 Eastwood Road,
Rayleigh
Extra Info:A member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at the location to discuss any concerns or issues you may have. Periodically officers may get called away at short notice if an urgent operational need arises. In these cases, please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment. PLEASE NOTE: All urgent incidents should be reported to 999 in an emergency or to 101 non emergency.
Contact:Mobile: 07710046161
Email: zoe.nuth@essex.pnn.police.uk

Street Meet (Asda Supermarket)

Date:17th October 2014 11:00 - 12:00
Where:Asda Supermarket,
Priory Chase,
Rayleigh
SS6 9JR
Extra Info:A member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at the location to discuss any concerns or issues you may have. Periodically officers may get called away at short notice if an urgent operational need arises. In these cases, please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment. PLEASE NOTE: All urgent incidents should be reported to 999 in an emergency or to 101 non emergency.
Contact:Mobile: 07710 046161
Email: kelly.bowen@essex.pnn.police.uk
Email: zoe.nuth@essex.pnn.police.uk

Street Meet (Oak Tree)

Date:22nd October 2014 10:30 - 11:30
Where:The Oak Tree Centre,
Grove Primary School,
Grove Road,
Rayleigh
SS6 8UA
Extra Info:A member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at the location to discuss any concerns or issues you may have. Periodically officers may get called away at short notice if an urgent operational need arises. In these cases, please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment. PLEASE NOTE: All urgent incidents should be reported to 999 in an emergency or to 101 non emergency.
Contact:Mobile: 07710046161
Email: zoe.nuth@essex.pnn.police.uk

Street Meet (Co-Op)

Date:27th October 2014 11:00 - 12:00
Where:Co-Op,
12 Eastwood Road,
Rayleigh
Extra Info:A member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at the location to discuss any concerns or issues you may have. Periodically officers may get called away at short notice if an urgent operational need arises. In these cases, please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment. PLEASE NOTE: All urgent incidents should be reported to 999 in an emergency or to 101 non emergency.
Contact:Mobile: 07710046161
Email: zoe.nuth@essex.pnn.police.uk

Local Community Meeting (Hullbridge)

Date:28th October 2014 19:00 - 20:00
Where:(TBC) Hullbridge Parish Council Office
Ferry Road,
Hullbridge
Extra Info:A member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at the location to discuss any concerns or issues you may have. This event is for anyone within the Rayleigh, Rawreth and Hullbridge area. Periodically officers may get called away at short notice if an urgent operational need arises. In these cases, please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment. PLEASE NOTE: All urgent incidents should be reported to 999 in an emergency or to 101 non emergency.
Contact:Mobile: 07710046161
Email: kelly.bowen@essex.pnn.police.uk

Local Community Meeting (Rayleigh)

Date:23th December 2014 19:00 - 20:00
Where:Rayleigh Town Council offices
off Websters Way,
Rayleigh
Extra Info:A member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at the location to discuss any concerns or issues you may have. Periodically officers may get called away at short notice if an urgent operational need arises. In these cases, please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment. PLEASE NOTE: All urgent incidents should be reported to 999 in an emergency or to 101 non emergency.
Contact:Mobile: 07710046161
Email: steve.joynes@essex.pnn.police.uk

Local Community Meeting (Rawreth)

Date:24th February 2015 19:00 - 20:00
Where:To be confirmed
Extra Info:A member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at the location to discuss any concerns or issues you may have. This event is for anyone within the Rayleigh, Rawreth and Hullbridge area. Periodically officers may get called away at short notice if an urgent operational need arises. In these cases, please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment. PLEASE NOTE: All urgent incidents should be reported to 999 in an emergency or to 101 non emergency.
Contact:Mobile: 07710046161
Email: kelly.bowen@essex.pnn.police.uk

Crime statistics for your neighbourhood are available below along with resolutions to broader crime issues.

View crime statistics for this neighbourhood

Update

[updated 24/09/2014]

In the last 30 days, there have been 50 crimes reported in Rayleigh & Rawreth. These include; 1x Burglary, 2x theft from a motor vehicle and 1x theft of a motor vehicle.

**ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR** What is anti-social behaviour?
The Home Office definition is: “Acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as (the defendant.)” ASB is broken down into three categories: (1) Personal (2) Nuisance and (3) Environmental.

‘Personal’ is when it is perceived as either deliberately targeted at an individual or group or having an impact on an individual or group. Examples are incidents that cause concern, stress or irritation.
‘Nuisance’ is where an act, condition, thing or person causes trouble, annoyance, inconvenience, offence or suffering to the local community in general rather than individual victims.
‘Environmental’ includes incidents where individuals and groups have an impact on their surroundings including natural, built and social.

There is a dedicated anti-social behaviour team at Rochford District Council, 01702 318103. Email communitysafety@rochford.gov.uk
You can report complaints of noise nuisance to Environmental Health Office at the Council also via 01702 546366. You can find a lot more information regarding nuisance noise, nuisance neighbours etc. at www.rochford.gov.uk and following the link to Statutory Nuisance.

Examples of ASB reports and who to contact:

Abandoned Vehicles – report to District Council or in some cases to police. These are clearly vehicles dumped as opposed to parked and not belonging to a neighbour or visitor. If vehicles are covered by road tax and insurance and not of police interest then police are unlikely to attend.

Air weapon nuisance – report to Police.

Bonfires – report to Environmental Health at District Council.

Firework nuisance – report to District Council unless fireworks are being used dangerously.

Flytipping – report to District Council.

Noise – report to Environmental Health at District Council or your relevant Housing Association. **see noise nuisance below**

Nuisance Communications e.g. unwanted telesales or calls etc – report to your service provider e.g. BT, ee, Vodafone etc.

Nuisance Neighbours – initially report to District Council who in some cases offers a mediation service. If criminal offences are concerned then these should be reported to Police. It is always worthwhile checking the internet before contacting police over a boundary dispute e.g. when your bushes have been cut and clippings thrown into your garden. The website www.nfh.org.uk provides advice and examples of ‘neighbours from hell’ experiences being shared and ways to resolve them.

Nuisance Vehicles – report to the Police if vehicles are being used to cause harassment, alarm or distress. This could include vehicles racing on the Highway, deliberately skidding, ‘dough nutting’ etc. The Police Reform Act 2000 provides the police with a 1st instance warning system and future breaches can result in a vehicle being seized, possibly crushed.

Nuisance Youth – we were all young once. Consider what they are doing before calling anyone. Gathering and being a bit loud isn’t necessarily a matter for Police or District council. Even several adults together can make a noise talking over each other.

**BURGLARY**

The internet is full of useful crime reduction advice or you can contact the team. We strongly urge you to improve your security in any way you can. Perhaps even create a neighbourhood watch scheme?

BUY A SAFE for your jewellery!!! There is no change; Jewellery is still the most sought after item although ‘Apple’ products and laptops are also popular. There is currently no recurring point of entry. All parts of the house seem just as vulnerable. Jewellery should be kept in a safe which does not necessarily have to cost as much as you think. In some cases valuable or sentimental items are stolen which would more than justify the relatively inexpensive purchase of a safe.
BUY A SAFE for your jewellery!!!
Adding an alarm really is worthwhile as it will deter a burglar from hanging around long enough to take lots of items or search your home.
BUY A SAFE for your jewellery!!!
Other deterrents include: Dogs, PIR or low level lighting and gravel drives. UPVC doors especially those with an external handle should be secured by a key.
In case anyone missed my message, here it is again: BUY A SAFE for your jewellery!!!

**CRIMINAL DAMAGE**
It is very difficult to prevent damage as they can be committed so quickly. The offences occur sporadically and all over the neighbourhood. Often these are committed without any warning or without reason.

**THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE**
Secure your vehicle and remove all valuable property.
Popular items to be stolen include; designer sunglasses, SatNavs, money, wallets, keys and laptops! There isn't really a limit though as thieves will steal anything on offer. !!!WARNING - SATNAVs ARE NOT SAFE IN YOUR GLOVEBOX!!!

**NOISE NUISANCE**
Police do not have any powers in relation to dealing with noise. Your Environmental Protection offices at Rochford District Council are charged with investigating matters of noise. In most circumstances the problem can easily be resolved by politely telling the person about it, if they do not know it is a problem they cannot deal with it. If after a reasonable amount of time nothing has been done to solve the problem, you can register your complaint. You can do this by completing the on-line form ‘make a complaint about a noise’ www.rochford.gov.uk or if you require any further advice you may contact them by phone on 01702 318111 and ask for the Environmental Protection Unit, or e-mail customerservices@rochford.gov.uk

In some cases the noise may be a police matter under ‘anti-social behaviour’ for example a party being held on a regular basis when parents are away. Regular meetings are held between the police and District Council community safety department. If you are in any doubt or for more advice, please contact us.

**STREET MEET & LOCAL COMMUNITY MEETING**
If you would like to discuss crime or any other issue, please attend one of the Street Meet events or Local Community Meetings. Dates and times are shown on the events tab.
The Meetings are for anyone that lives in, works in or visits Rayleigh or Rawreth. We would encourage you to attend to discuss any issues bothering you. If you cannot attend or don’t want to, please just email details or call the team 101 ext: 490535. Please check the events tab for more details and dates.
PLEASE NOTE: on rare occasions, an officer may not be available to attend the meeting due to urgent operational commitments. However minutes are taken and passed on to the policing team.

**COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH**
The CSW scheme has been running for just over a year in Rayleigh & Rawreth. There are currently 9 recognised sites the volunteers can use. CSW is a partnership between the local community, local authority and Essex Police. Volunteers are trained to use speed detecting devices for the purpose of gathering data on motorists who are speeding. Volunteers are playing an integral part in improving the quality of life by reducing anti-social behaviour on the roads but also raising the awareness of the dangers of speeding.

If you would like to take part as a volunteer or to find out more details; please contact Cllr Ian Ward at Rayleigh Town Council on 01268 741880 or alternatively; APS Steve Joynes on 101 extension 490123.

**SMOKE ALARM**
Do you have a working smoke alarm?? Have you ever discussed an emergency escape plan with your family - should a fire happen?? For further advice call Southend Fire station on 01702 614433.

**NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH**
To find out more information on whether your street is covered by Neighbourhood Watch, or how to start your own; please contact the NHW team at Rayleigh on 01268 770519. NHWRayleigh@gmail.com

NHW are now on FACEBOOK. Search for Rochford District Neighbourhood Watch group.

**CRIMESTOPPERS**
Crimestoppers are an independent charity organisation and calls to them are anonymous. You can report information on; crimes, who is committing them, drug users & dealers, amongst other matters to 0800 555 111, www.crimestoppers-uk.org

**YOU TALK, WE LISTEN**
Thank you for taking time to find this web page. Can we make it better? Please email me at rayleighnpt@essex.pnn.police.uk with comments on information you would like to read on this page.

You can take action in a number of ways to help make your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit.

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