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Shop smart not shark this Christmas

If you’re struggling to meet the cost of Christmas and are thinking of getting a loan please be careful you don’t get caught by a loan shark. There are options...

The 2 John’s Internet Safety Specialists

We recently funded ex-police officers and internet safety specialists ‘The 2 John’s’ to run workshops at Maple Grove and Northlands primary schools. They also ran a session for parents and...

Recognising domestic abuse and how to get support

The police receive a call for help relating to domestic abuse every 30 seconds. Does your partner, ex-partner or someone you live with: cut you off from family and friends...

Heart of Pitsea Business Crime Survey

We have launched a business crime survey. The aim of this survey is to seek up-to-date information from local businesses on how they have been impacted by crime and what...

E-safety Awareness Session for Parents & Carers

Thursday 30 November, 7pm-8.30pm at the Basildon Upper Academy, Wickford Avenue SS13 3HB This free session with qualified Police Trainers and E-safety specialists, ‘The 2 Johns’, will look at the...

24 Nov ‘TAKE A.C.T.I.O.N.’ Event

Save the date for our free to attend ‘TAKE A.C.T.I.O.N.’ Community Crime Awareness and Prevention Event, on Friday 24 November, 1.30pm-4pm at The Chalvedon Commuity Centre, 1 Chalvedon Square, Pitsea...

Take part in our community crime survey

We are currently running a crime survey to find out issues and problems within our local community.  You have the chance to win crime prevention equipment including a home security...

Update on our A.C.T.I.O.N. crime project

Heart of Pitsea has been working on a crime awareness project A.C.T.I.O.N. (Against Crime Together In Our Neighbourhood). On our website you will find a dedicated web page for the...

Essex Police Crime Prevention

Essex Police offers advice and best practice for you to follow alongside practical crime prevention methods, from basic hints and tips to more detailed strategies. This includes protecting your home...

13 May TAKE A.C.T.I.O.N. Crime Awareness Event

Save the date for our TAKE A.C.T.I.O.N. Community Crime Awareness and Prevention Event Saturday 13 May 1pm-4pm at The Place Pitsea Leisure Centre. There will be speakers on various topics,...

Music Sessions for young people aged 9-16

The Youth Unity Hub will be visiting the Heart of Pitsea on 6 & 13 April A mobile music hub will be on Chalvedon Field (near to the Chalvedon Shops...

A.C.T.I.O.N. Crime Awareness Project Pop-Up 3 April

On Monday 3 April, meet our Project Coordinator Tracey and our Project Support Worker Gill to have a chat, find out about what’s coming up within our A.C.T.I.O.N. crime awareness...

Listen to our Podcast on Loan Sharks and...

The England Illegal Lending Money Team investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders while supporting those who have borrowed money from a loan shark.  It is estimated that there are 1.08...

Self Defence Classes

As part of the A.C.T.I.O.N project we funded local karate group ‘Ryukyukan Karate Pitsea Dojo’ to deliver self-defence classes for young people, women and girls and mixed adults. The classes...

‘The 2 Johns Internet Safety Sessions

As part of our A.C.T.I.O.N. (Against Crime Together In Our Neighbourhood) project, Heart of Pitsea funded ‘The 2 Johns’ from eSafety Training to deliver internet safety sessions to pupils in...

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The Heart of Pitsea newsletter – ‘The Hop’ – is delivered to over 3,500 homes within the SS13 3** postcode area.

It’s packed full of information on Heart of Pitsea, our projects and events and also features articles on local organisations that might interest our readers.

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