Community and People

In this section you will find information and guidance on a range of services designed to offer help and advice to meet your community needs.

Who are you?

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Information for local businesses and those thinking of setting up in the Rochford district.

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New parent information - from having a baby to returning to work.

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Helpful information for those who have recently moved to the district.

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Selected links for older residents - from concessionary travel to keeping warm in winter.

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Links for tourists, visitors and anyone looking for local attractions.

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There's lots of advice on offer and loads to do for young people who live in the Rochford district.

Community Safety

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Community safety is seen as being concerned with people, communities and organisations, including families, victims and risk groups, as well as with attempting to reduce particular types of crime and the fear of crime. Community safety should be seen as the legitimate concern of all in the local community.

Information on Domestic Abuse Information on Drugs and Alcohol
Information on Neighbourhood Watch Anti Social Behaviour Reporting Form

Voluntary Organisations

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Our aim is to support, promote, develop and enable Rochford District's voluntary sector in providing effective services to meet the needs of local people.

Use the links below to find out more information.

Grants for Charities and Voluntary Groups Rayleigh, Rochford and District Association for Voluntary Service (RRAVS)
Rochford Social Compact  



Out of Hours and Emergencies - 01268 527317

Other Emergency Telephone Numbers:
Essex Police - 0300 333 4444
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service - 01376 576000
NHS Direct - 0845 46 47
If you smell gas - National Grid - 0800 111 999
Essex and Suffolk Water - 0800 526337
Anglian Water - 08457 145 145
EDF Energy - 0800 783 8838
Environment Agency Floodline Direct - 0845 998 1188
Environment Agency incident hotline - 0800 807060
Consumer Direct - 08454 040506