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Mar 22 2024

Southend to host Knife Angel

Southend-on-Sea has been selected by the British Ironworks to host the Knife Angel during the month of July to highlight the devastating impact of violent crime. Within Essex, the Knife Angel has previously visited Chelmsford, Harlow and Colchester and now the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression will have a month long stay in Southend […]

Mar 10 2024

Announcing our 2024/25 grant recipients

We are delighted to announce that we have been able to award over £300,000 to 18 Essex-based charities from the 2024/25 VVU community grant. The grants have been given to a wide range of organisations across the county and will enable local charities to help steer young people away from crime, as well as supporting […]

Mar 05 2024

Knife crime creative writing winner

We were delighted to be able to visit the Stanway School, Colchester last week to award our creative writing competition winner her prize. Rebecca, a YR 8 pupil, entered our competition back in October to write a piece of creative writing on the subject of knife harm. The competition was held in partnership with Essex […]

Mar 01 2024

Community Safety Expo

Partnership work leads to success in getting crime down. That was the key message from the PFCC Essex’s Community Safety Expo 24 held last week at Boreham House near Chelmsford. The Expo was attended by more than 250 representatives of community safety partners, including Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, the Violence and […]