Frinton/Walton: Contract agreed to keep community cops

Patrolling PCSOs

Patrolling PCSOs

First published in News

PCSOs are here to stay in Frinton and Walton after town councillors agreed a major £180,000-per-year deal to keep them.

Frinton and Walton Town Council has been locked in discussions with Essex Police after cops pulled the plug on match funding the area’s community officers.

The council agreed to stump up £180,000 each year to fully fund its six PCSOs and keep them in the area.

A contract has now been agreed with police chiefs and is set to be signed.

Town councillors made the decision in a behind-closed-doors meeting last week.

Mayor Iris Johnson said: “We voted to fund the PCSOs ourselves and have informed the superintendent of our decision.

“It is exciting news and we are very pleased to get this sorted out, and delighted for our residents.

“They deserve to have effective policing in our area."

Read the full story in this week's Frinton & Walton Gazette, out now.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree