Keep Safe in Castle Point

The Keep Safe Scheme has now been launched in Castle Point and the first venue to sign up to the scheme was Hadleigh Library.  

Keep Safe Partners


What Is Keep Safe?

Keep Safe is a community partnership scheme that supports vulnerable people when they are out and about in town centres or high streets in Essex.

How Does Keep Safe Work?

Keep Safe LogoTown centre venues, such as shops, businesses, libraries etc. offer a Keep Safe cardholder safe access to a telephone if the cardholder finds themselves in trouble or difficulty of any kind, whilst out in the town.  The venues are easily identified by the bright yellow Keep Safe telephone sticker displayed in a window or front door.

What Do Keep Safe Cardholders Have To Do?

First member to sign upKeep Safe members are issued with a Keep Safe Cardholder pack.  This contains a fold up contact card with easy read pictures, a key ring, a plastic contact card and key tag, together with a list of current venues in Castle Point.  The Keep Safe cardholder completes the card with their own trusted contacts who can help them if they are in difficulty or need.  Just show the Keep Safe card to the venue, and use their phone to contact someone on the card.  The Keep Safe venue can also make a phone call on behalf of the cardholder and, if required, act as a safe place to wait in until help arrives.

Who Can Join?

In Castle Point, the scheme is open to:

  • Anyone aged 18 or above with a  learning disability/disability
  • Anyone aged 18 or above with mental ill health
  • Vulnerable people aged 60 or above

How Much Does Keep Safe Cost?

Nothing!  The scheme is free for both cardholders and venues.  Keep Safe cards can now be used in other areas of Essex too, making journeys and visits that bit safer.

Where Can I Get A Keep Safe Pack From?

Keep Safe packs are available direct from the following places:

  • Castle Point Borough Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet –  Reception Desk
  • Canvey Island Town Council, 11 High Street, Canvey Island – Reception Desk

Alternatively, you can request a Keep Safe pack via:

  • Helen Collins, Community Safety Officer, Castle Point Borough Council

Email:   Tel:  01268 882461

  • Katharine Washbrook, Be Safer Partnership Support, CAVS

Email:    Tel:  01268 638416

Can Our Shop/Business Become A Venue?

Thank you for your support!  Please contact either Helen Collins or Katharine Washbrook (contact details as above) and we will talk you through the process.

Keep Safe Venues – Castle Point


Benfleet & Thundersley


Castle Point Borough Council, Kiln Road, Benfleet SS7 1TF

Open:  Mon – Fri

South Benfleet Library, 264 High Road, Benfleet SS7 5HD

Open: Mon – Sat

La Quinta, 22 – 28 Benfleet Road, Benfleet, SS7 1QB

Open: Thurs – Sat (Evenings)

Runnymede Swimming Pool, Kiln Road, Benfleet SS7 1TF

Open: Mon – Sun

Bodkins Haberdashery, 71 Hart Road, Thundersley, SS7 3PB

Open: Mon - Sat





Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD

Open: Mon – Sat (Closed Weds)

KAT Locksmiths, 386 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DA

Open: Mon - Sat

Real People Ltd, Suite 2, 351 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2BT

Open: Mon – Fri

The Knitting Emporium, 206 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD

Open:  Mon - Sat



Canvey Island


Canvey Town Council, 11 High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB

Open: Tues – Thurs (Closed Mon & Fri)

Canvey Library, 2 High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB

Open:  Mon - Sat

Izzi, 48 – 50 Furtherwick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7AE

Open:  Mon - Sun

Salvation Army Shop (Satcol). 47 High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7AG

Open: Mon – Sat

Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island SS8 9RA

Open: Mon – Sun

Canvey Island Youth Project, St Nicholas Centre, 208 Long Road, SS8 0JR

Open: Mon - Fri

Leisure Island Fun Park, Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island, SS8 7DL

Open: Seasonal (Closed Winter)