Sun shines on Quality Streets

Quality Streets event in Holly Place
Quality Streets event in Holly Place

A BREAK in the rain ensured a brighter outlook for the Community Safety Partnership’s Quality Streets event held in Willingdon Trees earlier this month.

Residents enjoyed warm sunshine as they took the opportunity to talk to officers from Eastbourne Borough Council’s Community Enforcement and Environmental Health, the Neighbourhood Policing Team, Neighbourhood Watch and the neighbourhood panel and NHS Healthy Trainers about issues that concerned them.

Officers from Places for People and Eastbourne Homes Ltd liaised with other agencies and toured the area talking to tenants as the event continued throughout the afternoon.

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Police Inspector Steve Tullett was also at the event and took the opportunity to talk to residents.

He said, “Many of the residents know their local officers and are also in regular contact with housing officers, but Quality Streets brings together a wider range of agencies to allow the community to discuss a wider range of issues that cause anxiety. It was particularly good to see the health trainers at the event once again.”

Anyone who feels the area where they live would benefit from being included in the initiative should speak to their local PCSO or contact the Community Safety Partnership office on 01323 415346 or e-mail crime.reduction@eastbourne.gov.uk