Each year the Parish Council sets aside funds to support policing in our community.
A Police Community Support Officer is shared between ourselves, Elsenham and Henham. Each of the three parish councils contribute to fund the position. The £10,200 we spend employing a PCSO means our community benefits from safer streets and a more reassuring police presence.
In 2022 to support our PCSO and boost police ties to the community, we invested a little over £1000 to fund a Special Police Constable to focus solely on our village.
Neighbourhood Watch Schemes aim to encourage individuals and communities to reduce and prevent crime in their areas by working together and liaising with the police in their areas. By setting up or joining a Neighbourhood Watch initiative you can address issues relating to antisocial behaviour, create safer neighbourhoods and build community spirit and cohesion. You can find out more at the ourwatch.org.uk.
There are currently two schemes up and running in Stansted Mountfitchet — one covering the Foresthall Park estate, and another for Walpole Meadows.