Concern about crime has prompted Saffron Walden Town Council to explore the possibility of funding a dedicated PCSO for the town and the surrounding villages.
Parts of Suffolk and Essex feature strongly as some of the UK’s best places to live in an annual quality of life survey.
As part of our new monthly community news section, our reporters take a look back over what has been going on in the last four weeks.
A meeting to discuss residents’ concerns about policing in Uttlesford was held between district councillors, officers, and the Essex deputy police and crime commissioner (PCC) last week.
Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has accused the leadership of the district council of “underhand behaviour” amid claims that councillors have already made up their minds about where they want houses to be built.