ALMOST 4,000 people have signed up to a group wanting to ‘Save Harwich Town’.

The Friends of Harwich group wants to improve the town following fears crime is spiralling out of control, the maternity unit could be lost and concerns after the streets were plunged into darkness at night.

Jenny Alderson, of Main Road, Dovercourt, set up the group on Facebook following last week’s arson attacks in Brooklyn Road, Dovercourt.

She said: “The three things people really want us to focus on is the lights, the policing issues in the town and the dump."