Thank you for showing in your last issue the photograph commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Essex County Neighbourhood Watch Committee. (Helping to keep you safe for 25 years, Guardian, January 23.) Each of the county’s 14 districts has its own Neighbourhood Watch committee, including Epping Forest.

Your readers may be interested to know that there are hundreds of Neighbourhood Watch members in our district alone. Neighbourhood Watch is a national charity and is a force for good in our society.

Mike Compton

Chairman, Epping Forest District Neighbourhood Watch Committee.