Learning about crime prevention at Eastbourne schools

The scheme was a success
The scheme was a success

A Junior Neighbourhood Watch scheme piloted at an Eastbourne school was hailed a success.

Eastbourne Borough Council funded an enterprise in which Ocklynge School, Eastbourne Police and Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch were able to work in partnership with one another to teach the children crime prevention awareness using team work to solve puzzles and problems.

Eastbourne district police commander, chief inspector Steve Biglands, said, “Well deserved certificates of achievement for participating in this Junior Neighbourhood Watch course were awarded. And a hearty well done to Neighbourhood Watch for delivering this innovative course.”

PC Richard Anderson, neighbourhood schools officer, said, “It has been a real privilege being involved with Eastbourne’s first Junior Neighbourhood watch - the children really excelled and relished taking part in fun and engaging activities. They all completed the course with a better understanding of how they can play an important role in their local community.”

Sussex Police said following the success of this pilot scheme, Eastbourne Police and Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch are now hoping to involve support from other schools and their pupils within the town.