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Community Special Constables in Woodham and Bicknacre

We are proud to say we were the first Parish Council in Essex to sign up for this scheme!

Woodham Ferrers and Bicknacre Parish is a rural community situated about 10 Km south east of Chelmsford. The parish has a total population of around 3000 people of which approximately 80% are in Bicknacre. There are two primary schools, three public houses  and two village halls. The parish has a large amount of recreational land with play equipment and a skateboard park. This includes 30 acres of recreational land on part of which stands a registered National Monument known as Priory Arch which is all that remains of the 12th century Bicknacre Priory. St Mary’s Church, situated at the south end of Woodham Ferrers, was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1066. There is a very low crime rate but there are occasional acts of vandalism, usually around the recreational areas.A Woodham Ferrers and Bicknacre Community Special Constable will:

  1. Be integrated into a Community Policing Team
  2. Start and end their duty as close to their community as possible, potentially from another agency’s premises
  3. Spend the majority of their time within the council area’s neighbourhoods.
  4. Be visible and accessible in local communities on uniformed, foot or cycle patrol.
  5. Help address local issues and priorities as informed by the local council and police intelligence-led tasking.
  6. Patrol hot spots identified through intelligence or which have been deemed to be priority areas.
  7. Respond to police-related incidents within the council area.
  8. Engage with local communities and support further recruitment of Specials.
  9. Attend suitable local council meetings where available to do so.
  10. Have regard to the Council’s aims and objectives in their voluntary service.

So if you’re interested in really looking after your little piece of the world please fill in the initial application form below. Woodham Ferrers and Bicknacre would love to have you as part of their community team and we’d love to help you keep your area safe.

For further information about being a Special please visit :

https://www.essex.police.uk/join-the-police/special-constabulary/woodham-ferrers-and-bicknacre-community-special-co/