Galleywood Community Special Constables
Be a Community Special Constable in Galleywood
Galleywood is a parish within the City of Chelmsford in the County of Essex. It is contained entirely within the Metropolitan Green Belt and consists mainly of intensively farmed arable land, interspersed with orchards and a few small patches of woodland. The rural part of the parish, including Galleywood Common, is large in area compared with the tightly bounded defined settlement of Galleywood.
The village dates to early medieval times and was recorded in 1250 as Gaulewode, a hamlet of Great Baddow.
The main expansion came in the 20th century. Council housing was developed in the 1930’s with major building programmes in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Private development was carried out concurrently and continues to the current day.
The civil parish of Galleywood now covers an area of 890 hectares (2,200 acres) and was established with the transfer of responsibility from Great Baddow to the newly created Galleywood Parish Council in 1987.
In December 2016 the population was recorded as 5,625 across nearly 2,500 households.
A major and much loved feature of the village is Galleywood Common which comprises 70 hectares (175 acres). It was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1933 and is registered as common land managed by Chelmsford City Council. Over time, The Common has seen many uses including a golf course, brickworks and racecourse. It also contains the remains of Napoleonic Military earthwork defences. St Michael and All Angels Church also stands on Galleywood Common. It is said that the origin of the term Steeplechase may have come from the Galleywood Racecourse that ran around the Church .
A Galleywood Community Special Constable will:
- Be integrated into a Community Policing Team
- Start and end their duty as close to their community as possible, potentially from another agency’s premises
- Spend the majority of their time within the council area’s neighbourhoods.
- Be visible and accessible in local communities on uniformed, foot or cycle patrol.
- Help address local issues and priorities as informed by the local council and police intelligence-led tasking.
- Patrol hot spots identified through intelligence or which have been deemed to be priority areas.
- Respond to police-related incidents within the council area.
- Engage with local communities and support further recruitment of Specials.
- Attend suitable local council meetings where available to do so.
- Have regard to the Council’s aims and objectives in their voluntary service.
So if you’re interested in really looking after your little piece of the world please submit an application. Galleywood would love to have you as part of their community team and we’d love to help you keep your area safe.