Keep Safe

Keep Safe is a free scheme, set up by Harlow Council and Essex Police, to help people feel safer when they are out in Harlow.

Keep Safe places such as shops, libraries and businesses, will let you use a telephone or make a call on your behalf if you get into distress.

Keep Safe Scheme logo

This might be if you:

  • lose your phone
  • lose your wallet
  • feel ill or unsafe

Key fobs

When you join the scheme you will be given your own key fob to put the name and number of someone who can be contacted should you need them.

Remember to carry it with you at all times

Keep Safe key fobs can be used in Harlow and some other Essex towns.

The Keep Safe places have stickers in their windows to help identify that they are part of the scheme.

Join the scheme

Anyone aged 60 or above can join the free scheme.

If you would like to join the scheme for a key fob please contact: Becci Court by email: becci.court@harlow.gov.uk or on 01279 446455

Businesses

Any type of business, including taxi drivers, can be part of the scheme.

If an older person is in a situation where they feel distressed they may come to your business for help, upon seeing the Keep Safe sticker. 

If they show you their Keep Safe key fob, you need to:

  • ask them if they would like to use the telephone - or if they would like you to make the call for them
  • telephone the number on the key fob and explain that the person who has come to your business would like their assistance

If you would like your business to join the scheme please contact Becci Court by email: becci.court@harlow.gov.uk or on 01279 446455

Keep Safe places in Harlow

The following list is continually updated:

  • 1st Call Mobility, Harvey Centre
  • Amar Mini Market, Elm Hatch, Waterhouse Moor
  • ASDA, The Water Gardens (key fobs available)
  • BHS, Harvey Centre
  • Boots, Broad Walk (key fobs available)
  • Boots, Bush Fair
  • Boots, The Stow
  • Café Pizzeria, Bush Fair
  • Chahil’s Supermarket, Potter Street
  • Churchgate Street Stores
  • Church Langley, Pharmacy
  • Citizens Advice Centre
  • Civic Centre, The Water Gardens (key fobs available)
  • Clippers Barbers, Burgoyne Hatch
  • Co-op, Bush Fair
  • Co-op, Colt Hatch
  • Co-op, Manor Hatch
  • Co-op, Maunds Hatch
  • Co-op, Old Harlow
  • Co-op Pharmacy, The Rows, Market Square
  • Co-op Pharmacy, The Stow
  • Costa, Broad Walk
  • Coppice Hatch Supermarket
  • Dorringtons, Potter Street
  • Gill’s Supermarket, Shepards Hatch
  • GPCA, Abercrombie Way
  • Harlow Central Library (key fobs available)
  • Harlow Museum, Muskham Road
  • Harlow Playhouse
  • The Harvey Centre, (key fobs available)
  • Holland & Barratt, Broad Walk
  • Imran News, Marriotts, The Hoo
  • Jad’s Convenience Store, Ward Hatch
  • Katherines Local Supermarket, Katherines Hatch
  • Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way
  • Leah Manning Centre, Park Lane
  • Leisurezone (key fobs available)
  • Libraries (Essex County Council) – all libraries in Harlow
  • Marks and Spencers, Staple Tye (BP Garage)
  • Martins, Staple Tye
  • Masterson Funeral Home, Station Road, Old Harlow
  • McColls, Fishers Hatch, Maddox Road
  • Medicare Pharmacy, Broadley Road, Sumners
  • Metwest Chemist, Staple Tye
  • NatWest Bank, The Rows
  • Netteswell Pharmacy, Pypers Hatch
  • Nic ‘n Cuts, Colt Hatch
  • One Stop/Post Office, The Stow
  • Post Office, Bush Fair
  • Post Office, Potter Street
  • Potter Street Pharmacy, Potter Street
  • Rainbow Services, Wych Elm (key fobs available)
  • Ramco Chemist, Old Harlow
  • Rustle Court, Church Langley
  • Sainsbury’s, Fifth Avenue
  • Santander, The Water Gardens
  • Shopmobility (key fobs available)
  • Ski Mini Market, Pollards Hatch
  • Spar, Clifton Hatch
  • Taxis, currently one hackney carriage and one private hire
  • Tesco, Harvey Centre
  • Tesco, Church Langley
  • Tesco, Edinburgh Way
  • Toning Tables Centre, The Stow
  • Visitor Information Point, Bus station
  • The Water Gardens, Management Suite
  • WHSmith, Broad Walk
  • Wilkinsons, Town Centre

Keep Safe places in Essex