THE Eastbourne Community Safety Partnership’s latest Quality Streets event was held earlier this month at the Community Centre in Framfield Way.
Organisers said numbers were slightly down from normal as the hot sunshine kept people on the beaches but nonetheless residents spoke to officers from the agencies represented to talk about issues affecting their community.
East Sussex Fire & Rescue’s Home Safety Officers gave advice about fitting smoke detectors and made a number of appointments to call at nearby homes.
Borough Council Community Enforcement officers gave advice about keeping the area litter free and explained how the Community Payback Scheme was benefitting the community and reformed offenders alike.
Eastbourne’s Neighbourhood Watch had a stand and encouraged the community to sign up and benefit from the advantages of membership.
The Eastbourne Neighbourhood Police Inspector Steve Tullett said, “We are holding Quality Streets events across the whole town to enable the community to speak at first hand to agencies responsible for community safety in Eastbourne.
“At some venues we are inundated with issues which need addressing and at others we have just a handful of enquiries, as we did at Framfield Way.
“Quality Streets is an opportunity to bring the partnership out to the community and we always welcome feedback. We are very grateful to Anchor for letting us hold the event at St Clements Court.”
Quality Streets offers the opportunity for a multi-agency approach to an area to deal with concerns and improve confidence for the community.
Residents who feel the area where they live would benefit from being included in the initiative should speak their PCSO or contact the Crime Reduction Partnership office on 415346 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org