SEAFORD: New challenge for Quality Streets team

AN ART workshop which will focus on knife crime and the chance to gain fire safety advice is available to Seaford residents this month.

Following a successful Quality Streets (QS) event which was held in Vale Road last year a similar session is taking place in Clinton Place on Tuesday, February 22.

QS is Lewes District Community Safety Partnership’s flagship community project which has seen police officers join teams from Lewes District Council to deliver advice to people living in the district.

It is a rolling programme and is a multi agency initiative from the Joint Action Group (JAG).

Lewes District Community Safety Partnership is inviting all residents and visitors to the event.

It will be attended by officers from the Lewes District Council’s parks, environmental health, housing, clean and green, waste and recycling and community safety, as well as the parking enforcement company NSL who will be on hand to give advice about community issues.

Officer from the Neighbourhood Policing Team will also be in attendance and officers from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will be calling door to door giving advice on home fire safety and fitting smoke alarms.

They will be joined by police staff members and officers from the district council who will be asking residents about any issues which are causing themconcern.

Seaford Police Neighbourhood Sergeant Chris Veale said, “Quality Streets brings together all of the organisations who are responsible for community safety into one day of action.

“We will have a number of information stalls and officers will be visiting shops and homes around the ward to establish the issues that cause concern.”

The day, which will run from 10am through to 5pm, will also see staff from the Youth Development Service present to work with young people from the area.

There will be information stalls at Cross Way Church Hall in Clinton Place and a young people’s art workshop which will partly focus on knife crime.

The Community Safety Partnership will be holding the next Quality Streets event in Landport, Lewes on Tuesday March 29, 2011.

If you feel that the area where you live would benefit from being included in the Quality Streets initiative please speak to your local PCSO or call the Anti-Social Behaviour Officer on 01273 484394.