Good turnout for latest advice event

The Wartling Road Quality Streets event
The Wartling Road Quality Streets event

COASTGUARDS and health trainers were among the latest groups to join in with the Quality Streets events which are held across Eastbourne.

The latest event was at Wartling Road Community Centre and organised by the Community Safety Partnership.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency sent along officers who gave advice about safety at sea and talked about the work that they do along the coastline.

Health Trainers from NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald handed out leaflets and gave advice about healthy living, stopping smoking and sensible drinking.

Those organisations were in addition to local police, Eastbourne Borough Council’s community enforcement, NSL Parking Enforcement, Neighbourhood Watch, East Sussex County Council Trading Standards and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s Home Safety Team who were all available for residents to speak to at the community centre.

Councillor Margaret Bannister said, “Quality Streets provides an opportunity for a wide range of agencies to be available to give advice and support to the community.

“It is particularly good to see the coastguard and health trainers joining Quality Streets as they both provide a valuable service to the community across Eastbourne.”

During the afternoon officers from many of the services called at homes in the area to talk to residents about issues that concern them ranging from environmental problems, litter, dog mess, untaxed vehicles to anti-social behaviour and parking problems.

Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Tullett said, “We had a greater number of agencies at the event this time which enabled us to answer many more of the community’s concerns.

“Our next Quality Streets event will be at Sovereign Harbour on June 7. We hope to see as many people there as possible.”