Eastbourne police front counter services moving next month

Eastbourne Police Station Grove Road. Nov24th 2010 E47090L
Eastbourne Police Station Grove Road. Nov24th 2010 E47090L

Eastbourne police front counter services will be moving next month to sit alongside Eastbourne Borough Council at 1 Grove Road.

On Monday October 7 the front counter at Grove Road Police Station will move along the road to join Eastbourne Borough Council services at 1 Grove Road (next to Eastbourne Library).

The move is just one of many changes being made by Sussex Police to improve its service as part of efforts to modernise the force.

As well as police services such as reporting incidents and crimes members of the public will continue to be able to access council services such as council tax, planning and housing enquiries at the offices.

Chief Inspector Steve Biglands, Eastbourne District Commander, said, “Local people told us they want to see more of their Neighbourhood Policing Team out in their area and to be able to talk with them at convenient locations. Number 1 Grove Road has been identified as one such location due to the services already provided by Eastbourne Borough Council and the ability to deliver a more joined up service.

“I know that our officers and staff are looking forward to working in ever closer partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council and I’d like to take this opportunity to express my own excitement in this new and improved way of working together to provide a better service to the public.

“Grove Road has been the home of Eastbourne’s policing services since the town’s first Police Constable was appointed in the 1800s with the original station standing very close to where1 Grove Road is now and we believe it is still the perfect location for the team to work from and for local people to access our services.

“Working together with the local authority will mean people can expect a better service from both the police and our council partners. Working from the same building will also mean officers and staff from both organisations can work in closer partnership to identify local problems and work on solutions in a joined up approach.

“Eastbourne’s Neighbourhood Response Team, officers responding to 999 calls, will continue to be based at Hammonds Drive Patrol Centre and our response to emergency calls will not change.”