Keep Safe is an innovative scheme to help vulnerable people feel safe when they are in our town centres.
Organised by the Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership (CSP), the scheme currently operates in Great Dunmow and Saffron Walden, and has the dedicated support of local traders and businesses.
These places act as Keep Safe venues - creating a network of safe places for people to go if they need help while in town.
How it works
People who sign up to Keep Safe are given a key ring and card to write the number of someone they wish to be contacted if they need assistance while out and about in the town. If they lose their mobile phone, purse or bus pass, or they are distressed in any way they can show the card in any Keep Safe venue to ask for help.
These venues will display the Keep Safe sticker in their windows, and staff will allow members the use of a telephone or will make a phone call on their behalf in an emergency.
The participating Keep Safe venues in our area can be found in Great Dunmow and Saffron Walden.
- The Flitch House
- Scrumptious Tea Rooms
- Great Dunmow Leisure Centre
- Uttlesford Community Hub
- Costa Coffee
- Craft Days
- Goddards Electrical
- The Mocha Café
- The Temeraire
- Lord Butler Leisure Centre
- Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
As part of the scheme, participating venues are offered the opportunity to take part in an ongoing programme of dementia awareness training.
Other Keep Safe towns
There is a network of towns across the county who are part of 'Keep Safe Essex'.
Other towns involved include Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon and Tendring. Keep Safe members can ask for assistance at participating venues across the county.
You can find more information about the Keep Safe scheme on the Keep Safe Essex website.
Do you think that you or someone you know could benefit from the Uttlesford Keep Safe scheme? Would you like to know more?
If so, contact Uttlesford's Community Safety Officer Angela Greneski by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01799 510555.