Have your say on policing

Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. Taken at County Hall, Lewes. 11/10/13 SUS-140704-144243001
Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. Taken at County Hall, Lewes. 11/10/13 SUS-140704-144243001

Are the police visible in your neighbourhood? Are there enough patrols on your local streets?

If you have reported a crime, how quickly did the police respond? Does the force represent good value for money? Did you vote in the election for the Sussex police and crime commissioner?

The Herald is working with the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner’s office to give its readers across East Sussex the opportunity to question those responsible for policing our towns and streets – police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne, Sussex Chief Constable Giles York and divisional commander Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor.

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 that 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.”

You can join the Police and Crime Community Conversation at the special event in Eastbourne to be chaired by Herald editor-in-chief Keith Ridley in the Gold Room at the Winter Garden on December 9.

Also joining the panel will be Christina Ewbank, chief executive of Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, who said, “I am looking forward to joining the PCC and Sussex Police as a guest panellist and answering questions from residents on any business concerns that they may have.”

The debate is one of a series to be held across Sussex to enable people to meet their police chiefs and debate the policing, crime anti-social behaviour and community issues that affect them.

Please send your questions to inge.keats@jpress.co.uk or write to Community Crime Conversation, Eastbourne Herald, 26 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4SA.

Doors open at 6pm at the Winter Garden on December 9.

To reserve your seat, visit www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk