Be a Community Special Constable in Springfield
Springfield Parish Council has been in existence since 1894 - originally having had few dwellings as most of the Parish area was given over to agriculture. The boundary of the Parish changed in 1907 and large parts of the then Parish are now part of the Chelmsford City Council area. Included in this is All Saints’ Church, Springfield Green, which gives rise to much confusion as this part of “Old Springfield” and does not form part of the present Parish.
Springfield Parish is an urban area of Chelmsford Essex, it is made up of housing developments in North Springfield, Chelmer Village, Chancellor Park and Beaulieu Park. It also encompasses a large Sainbury’s supermarket, Dukes Park Industrial Estate, Chelmer Village Retail Park, Homelands Retail Park, Chelmer Village shopping precinct and Hedgerows Business Park. As well as numerous small and large businesses.
The population of the Parish started to grow rapidly in the late 1970s and 80s and is still continuing to grow with up to 4,000 additional homes being built in the next 10 years. Springfield has no Green Belt area and as a result there is continuous pressure from Developers for further housing. Our diverse population (20,000 persons) sees many residents working in Chelmsford and surrounding areas but also many who commute to London, as Springfield is convenient for Chelmsford Railway Station.
The Parish Council consists of 15 members and 13 permanent employees and is responsible for many local authority duties such as Allotments, Chelmer Village Green, Bus shelters, Seats/litter bins/dog bins , Newsletters, Grants, Playschemes and a variety of other matters. The parish council is also trustee of Chelmers Village Hall and has full management of the premises.
A Springfield 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. Springfield would love to have you as part of their community team and we’d love to help you keep your area safe.