Eastbourne residents can quiz police boss Katy Bourne tonight

Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. Taken at County Hall, Lewes. 11/10/13 SUS-140220-090821001
Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. Taken at County Hall, Lewes. 11/10/13 SUS-140220-090821001

A Police and Crime Community Conversation event is on in Eastbourne tonight (Tuesday) and members of the public are invited along to quiz police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne on local issues.

Residents can ask questions of Mrs Bourne, Chief Constable Giles York, Divisional Commander Neil Honnor and guest panelist, Christina Ewbank, from Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce as well as raise concerns on problems in Eastbourne.

The debate, chaired by Herald editor, Keith Ridley, will be held at the Winter Garden in Eastbourne and starts at 6pm.

Mrs Bourne said, “I’m really looking forward to meeting East Sussex residents and formally introducing Giles York as the new Chief Constable of Sussex.

“I’m particularly delighted we are bringing this conversation to the Winter Garden with the Herald and that we will be joined by a representative from the business community.

“These events will help inform policing priorities in Sussex and, most importantly, provide an opportunity for residents to pose questions about topical issues directly to me, the Chief Constable and Divisional Commander.

“The first community conversation was in Hove last month and, despite the wet weather, more than 150 people attended and had their say on a range of issues that included drug use, the impact of police savings, road safety and street drinkers. It made for a very frank, challenging and engaging evening.”

The panel will answer pre-submitted and audience questions on a host of topics that are of interest to local residents.

Doors open at 6pm and the event will finish at 8pm. The Winter Garden is on Compton Street.

People will also be able to follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #TalkSussex