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Police reminding public that its front counter services in Eastbourne have moved

Pictured L-R Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor, Inspector Damen Funnell, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, Head of Customer First Melanie Thompson and Eastbourne Borough Council Chief Executive Robert Cottrill outside Grove Road.

Pictured L-R Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor, Inspector Damen Funnell, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, Head of Customer First Melanie Thompson and Eastbourne Borough Council Chief Executive Robert Cottrill outside Grove Road.

The public are being reminded that police front counter services and Eastbourne’s Town Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team are located in the Customer Contact Point at 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, next to Eastbourne Library.

They sit alongside Eastbourne Borough Council services in the same building so as well as police services such as reporting incidents, crimes and lost or found property and other general enquiries, the public can still access a range of council services such as council tax, planning and housing enquiries.

Recently some members of the public have been trying to make general enquiries and report crimes or incidents in person at Hammonds Drive Police Base in Eastbourne but this does not have a front counter service to do this. You can only attend Hammonds Drive Police Base by appointment.

The opening times for police and council services at 1 Grove Road are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. It is also open on Saturday from 9am to 5pm for police enquiries only.

Eastbourne District Commander, Chief Inspector Steve Biglands said, “Our front counter services and the town centre’s Neighbourhood Policing Team have been working from 1 Grove Road since October 2013 and in that short time the benefits are already evident. Closer partnership work with the borough council is already leading to a more joined up service for local people.

“I’d like to encourage those wishing to make general enquiries or report crimes and incidents in person to take advantage of the services provided at 1 Grove Road. I’ll also like to remind all that you can also contact police online at www.sussex.police.uk, by calling 101, emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or in a emergency dial 999 and ask for police.”

 

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