Welcome to the Heart of Pitsea website page dedicated to our crime awareness project called A.C.T.I.O.N (Against Crime Together In Our Neighbourhood).
A.C.T.I.O.N focuses on areas of criminal concern which we have received from the public during numerous consultations.
This page includes information on the initiatives we have already completed and opportunities coming up. Below are links to downloadable information and safety leaflets, videos to watch, podcasts to listen to, plus links to other local and national crime related organisations.
If you would like more information on the A.C.T.I.O.N project or if you would like to get involved, please send a message through our contact page or call 07572 001671.
It's you - Anti knife crime short film: Still dealing with the trauma of losing a friend due to knife crime, Ashley comes face to face with his friends killer. Which leads to a passionate spoken word piece where Ashley realises revenge isn't the answer to healing the wounds knife crime has created in his community.
Personal Safety: Here’s a few simple tips to help improve your personal safety! In this short infomercial, we get to see a few examples of everyday things you can do to help you navigate the world and the internet.
Prison Life: Ex-inmate David, reveals his experience in prison. Reliving the emotional moments during his time as well as the general day to day lifestyle. Painting a vibrant picture and giving us a real insight into what it’s like to be in prison.
Grooming & Exploitation: In this documentary, we uncover the sad truths of how gangs groom and exploit young people into delivering and selling drugs. We learn what techniques gang leaders might use to entice people in, and we talk about how you can avoid falling into county lines drug dealing.
This short knife crime awareness film is about a young lad called “Sean” who makes a life-changing decision, just to impress his school mates and ‘fit in’.
Watch this discussion on the influence of knife crime in communities across Essex from the PFCC’s Violence and Vulnerability Unit
Simon Johnson, Chief Officer for Basildon, Billericay, and Wickford Council for Voluntary Service, speaks to Cath Wohlers, the LIAISE Manager at England’s Illegal Money Lending Team, about the dangers of borrowing money from a Loan Shark.