May 2018

The Parish Council is very pleased t oannouce that it has entered into a two year fixed price agreement with Oakpark Security. Oakpark is part of facilities management company Vertas Group Limited and the company will supply regular community marshal patrols on and around Parish Council land and property, providing security to the village.

The Marshals from Oakpark are highly trained to meet or exceed the required accreditation for this task and have in-depth training in dealing with the public. They are also supported with the latest technology, with access to web based patrol verification and incident recording systems allowing them to communicate directly with Oakpark management and the Council on a 24/7 basis. The Marshals will also be suppl;ied with body-worn cameras and protective vests.

Oakpark Security has a good working relationship with Essex Police and the Council envisages a strong collaborative approach between the three parties. This will be particularly true when the provision of Community Special Constables comes online.

Tiptree Parish Council beleive that this two pronged approach to the issues of petty crime and nuisance facing the village - Community Marshals and Special Constables - will greatly improve the security and safety within Tiptree.

Peter Sutton, Head of Security Services at Vertas says of the agreement "We are delighted to be able to provide Marshals to the village and look forward to supporting both Tiptree Parish Council and Essex Police in keeping people safe and secure"