Chance to meet police at Quality Streets events

The people of Eastbourne have been given the chance to raise their concerns with their local police officers at their Quality Streets initiative.

Quality Streets events have recently been held in the town. The first took place outside Waitrose in Old Town at the end of November and the second was held at the Fishermen’s Club on December 12.

In both cases residents and visitors took the opportunity to speak to officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team, East Sussex Fire and Rescue, Trading Standards, representatives from Eastbourne Homes, their local councillors and

Eastbourne’s Neighbourhood Watch to discuss their concerns and register issues that matter to them.

The residents were also given surveys to complete, so that the agencies involved can monitor what the biggest concerns are in the area.

Sergeant Fiona Munro said, “We spoke to a good number of the public and completed a high number of questionnaires. We found that people were pleased to have the opportunity engage with us and tell us their concerns, despite it being absolutely freezing.

“All in all we felt the event was a success.”

“It’s clear that Quality Streets events are giving the community an opportunity to ask questions of all the agencies involved and we welcome the feedback that we receive.”

There will be a Quality Streets event every month throughout 2013 across Eastbourne.

Residents who feel their area would benefit from being included in the initiative should speak to their local PCSO or contact the Community Safety Partnership via the link on Eastbourne

Borough Councils’ website at www.eastbourne.gov.uk/community/crime.