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Dispatch - Colchester Edition - Issue #7

Dispatch - Colchester Edition
10 August - 16 August
Local News
Essex Roads Policing
Working alongside @ECFRS who have done an amazing job of putting out bushfires, London Road stanway. As we assisted in evacuating local premises and closed roads.
Roads are now open and business open as usual. #teamwork #partnershipworking #roadspolicing https://t.co/PUeqDwkH5O
Appeal after serious assault in High Street
Staying safe on rural roads
Essex Police Special Constabulary
SC Hill was on patrol with SC Ferraro in #Colchester high street when they see this vehicle driving in a way that caused a concern. Vehicle stoped and upon checks it was identified there was no insurance @askMID vehicle seized. #DriveInsured #MyOtherLife @EPColchester https://t.co/RrWJekuQva
Ask the Police
Question
At what age can children be left home alone?
Answer
There is no minimum legal age for leaving a child home alone and it is down to the parent/guardian/carer to make that decision. Common sense would suggest that the child would have to be of an age where they could look after themselves, including coping with an emergency. For example, it would not be appropriate to leave a young child alone, for long periods of time or during the night. The NSPCC provide some further guidance on this subject, please see the website in Related Information.
Your Policing Questions Answered
Crime prevention advice
Secure garden top tips
Secure garden top tips
Upcoming events
Join us on patrol this summer
We are welcoming members of the public and our partner agencies on patrol with us this summer - see below for some upcoming dates and click the link for more information.
  • Wednesday 17 August, 6pm. Meet outside Greenstead Community Centre
  • Sunday 21 August, 4pm. Meet outside Layer de la Haye Primary School 
  • Tuesday 22 August, 6pm. Meet outside Kingsland Methodist Church next door to Aldi on London Road
  • Thursday 25 August, 7pm. Meet outside Great Tey Village Hall
  • Tuesday 30 August, 6pm. Meet at the Grove Road skate park
Read more about our Stroll with a Patrol initiative
More community events
We host a number of events throughout the district where you can get to know some of the police officers and staff who protect and serve your community. Talk to us about the things that are causing you concern in your communities, get crime prevention advice or find out what we’re doing to tackle antisocial behaviour in your area. Whatever you would like to discuss about local policing, we’re here to listen and work with our local partners to resolve any issues.
Thursday 18th August – 10am-11am – meet your local PCSO – Army welfare building, fallowfield road
Monday 22nd August – 2pm-3pm – meet your local PCSO – Go4 café, Old Heath Recreation ground
Saturday 27th August – 12pm-4pm – POLICE STATION OPEN DAY- COLCHESTER POLICE STATION
Tuesday 30th August - 10am-11am - coffee with cops- Harpers cafe Boxted
Take a look at our Facebook page for details of our events, or head to the Your Area section of our website.
Please note events may be cancelled at short notice due to operational demands, details of which will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Don't forget!
A reminder that we’re holding our open day between 12-4pm at Colchester Police Station on Southway on Saturday 27 August.
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