New police office opens on Eastbourne seafront

Chief Inspector Emma Brice, Tim Whelan, Manager of Neighbourhood First Team, Inspector Rachel Barrow, Craig Richards, Team Leader of Neighbourhood First Team SUS-150828-153851001
Chief Inspector Emma Brice, Tim Whelan, Manager of Neighbourhood First Team, Inspector Rachel Barrow, Craig Richards, Team Leader of Neighbourhood First Team SUS-150828-153851001

Police will be able to spend more time at the seafront as officers move into a new office.

The office opening is a joint move by Sussex Police and Eastbourne Borough Council’s Neighbourhood First team

Located on the lower prom beside the pier, the office has WiFi installed and is an administrative base for the teams while they are patrolling the busy seafront area.

It allows them to access technology and log on to their work systems without having to return to the main office at 1 Grove Road, improving the efficiency of their patrols.

Chief Inspector Emma Brice, Eastbourne’s District Commander said, “Being visible and accessible in the communities we serve helps to strengthen relationships with Eastbourne’s residents, businesses and visitors. This new office allows local officers to spend more time in the community and provides an excellent opportunity to work more closely with our partners which ultimately means we can deliver better services to the public.

“We have already seen an improvement in the way we work with Eastbourne Borough Council following the local policing team’s move into 1 Grove Road in October 2013, and this new office will only further strengthen our joined up approach.”

Councillor Steve Wallis, Eastbourne Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Place Services said, “This satellite office is a great time-saver and means our team can spend more time on the seafront providing extra support to people and dealing with their enquiries.

“This further extends our close working partnership with Sussex Police pioneered at the Customer Contact Centre at 1 Grove Road which is proving successful in providing the best service possible to residents.”

You can contact Eastbourne Borough Council on 01323 410000 or at customerfirst@eastbourne.gov.uk or police by visiting www.sussex.police.uk, emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or calling 101.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/

2) Like our Facebook page at Text to display

3) Follow us on Twitter @Eastbournenews

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Eastbourne Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.