Local Community Meetings (Formerly LCAP)

Anti Social Behaviour, Crime, Reduce Crime, Safer Neighbourhoods

Local Community Meetings (LCM) are multi agency problem solving groups, working alongside the local community to address crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.

There are a number of members including:

  • Colchester Borough Council*
  • Colchester Parish Councils
  • Essex County Council
  • Local community groups
  • Councillors
  • Community leaders
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Resident’s Associations

Each LCM serves to identify and achieve short, medium and sustainable long term solutions to local community needs.  

Local Community Meetings (LCMs) continued as usual through 2017/2018, but had also been under review during this time. Following the review some changes have been introduced.  

From May 2018 the LCMs continue but with a more streamlined structure; 

  • Police will Chair the meetings. Police will continue to commit to attending all 12 meetings per year (one per month) 
  • The 12 meetings will be spread around the Borough and held in different locations in order to engage more with the public. 
  • CBC Community Safety will continue to offer support and where possible a Zone Manager or Warden will attend each meeting and represent CBC.


Future meeting dates and venues; 

Monday August 13, 2018 

6pm to 8pm 
Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG 

Tuesday September 18, 2018 

4pm to 6pm 
Langham Community Centre, School Road, Langham, CO4 5PA 

Tuesday October 23, 2018 

2pm to 4pm 
Wivenhoe Scout and Guide Association, 76 High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9AB 

Monday November 19, 2018 

11.30am to 1pm 
St Margaret’s Church Hall, Stansted Road, Colchester, CO2 8RA 

Friday December 7, 2018 

2pm to 4pm 
Salcott-Cum Virley Village Hall, The Street, Salcott, CM9 8HL 

Monday January 21, 2019 

12pm to 2pm 
Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PJ 

Wednesday February 27, 2019 

3pm to 5pm 
Greenstead Community Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, CO4 3QE 

Tuesday March 26, 2019 

6pm to 8pm 
Copford Village Hall, School Road, Copford, CO6 1BX 

Thursday April 18, 2019 

3pm to 5pm 
Boxted Village Hall, Cage Lane, Boxted Cross, CO4 5RE 


In addition to attending LCMs information relating to frequently asked questions can be found on line. Some main topics are listed below; 

Home Page 


 Compliments complaints  


 Noise and Nuisance 


 Recycling and rubbish 


 Missed bin 


ECC Highways 


 Essex Police Do It Online 


 Dog fouling 


 Parking Enforcement 


For further information, please contact safercolchester@colchester.gov.uk.

*Colchester Borough Council Community Zone Teams are made up of Council Staff with in-depth knowledge of local areas and tools to report and solve problems quickly and efficiently.  To find your zone and for more information go to www.colchester.gov.uk/mycommunity.