Several security initiatives are being introduced to the Old Town area of Leigh-on-Sea to heighten security and safety in the area.
A new frontline security base will be up and running from this Saturday (13 March) located inside the Leigh Heritage Centre.
The centre will be used as a base for Community Safety Officers who will provide a patrolling presence and seek to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime by providing reassurance, assistance and help in order to create a safer, more pleasant environment.
Other council departments and partners, including the police, will also be invited to use the base to enhance the overall visible presence in the area.
Two temporary CCTV cameras have been installed to help monitor the area and they are positioned at Bell Wharf and the bottom of Belton Bridge. Plans are also underway to install three new permanent CCTV cameras.