Home Secretary Theresa May was in Eastbourne at lunchtime today (Monday) to meet local police officers, chamber of commerce officials and local neighbourhood watch volunteers.
The Conservative government minister, who was born in Eastbourne, stopped off at Giorgio’s Coffee House in Cornfield Road with the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate Caroline Ansell before being driven back to the House of Commons.
Earlier she visited Number 1 Grove Road to see the shared offices of Eastbourne Police and the borough council, met with Chamber of Commerce boss Christina Ewbank and spoke with John and Pam Rollison from Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch.
Among the issues covered were hate crime, online safety and phone scams as well as issues with street drinking in the town.
The Home Secretary described the initiative at Grove Road where council staff and police officers share space as an “invaluable example” of partnership working and said it was the way forward.