Police station moves down to council offices

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.
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.
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Front counter services and Eastbourne Town Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team have now moved to sit alongside Eastbourne Borough Council services at 1 Grove Road, next to Eastbourne Library.

As well as police services such as reporting incidents, crimes and lost or found property, the public can still access a range of council services such as council tax, planning and housing enquiries.

The opening times for 1 Grove Road are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday with only police enquiries being available on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

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 were at the official opening.

Katy Bourne said she fully supported the move adding, “I believe sharing office space with the council will really benefit the local community, allowing them to access important services in one building.

“How people access police services in the last five years has significantly changed. It’s all about making the best use of our resources and ensuring we have buildings that maximise the use of technology and are easily accessible for the public.”

Grove Road Police Station is now closed to the public but will still be used for the time being by some office based staff before it is sold within the coming months.

Eastbourne’s Neighbourhood Response Team, officers responding to 999 calls, are still based at Hammonds Drive Patrol Centre.