parish safety

Volunteers are being recruited to help deliver fire safety and crime prevention advice

VOLUNTEERS are being recruited to help deliver fire safety and crime prevention advice to neighbours and nearby residents.

Essex Police and the fire service have launched the scheme to help make people safer in their homes at a time when the police force is facing £63million cuts by 2020.

The volunteers will carry out regular hour-long visits in their own communities and deliver crime prevention and fire safety advice, fitting of free smoke alarms and letting people know where to get the best health and wellbeing guidance.