Mum’s Army


‘One woman. One crime epidemic. No help’.


An uplifting, heroic true story of one woman’s stand against crime.



MUM’S ARMY is the story of a community in freefall that became inspired by the vision of one woman who refused to continue living in fear.

Despairing of crime and vandalism on her estate, Annette Hoggard started ‘women only’ STREETWATCH night patrols. In the face of constant intimidation, violence, and abuse of every kind from physical to online bullying, Annette started an army of mothers who transformed their estate from a frightening, anarchic No-Go zone into a safe place to bring up their kids.

An urban Calendar Girls with the cutting edge of This is England.

Written by

Mick Martin


February 16, 2023