Police man stall at Eastbourne’s Age UK summer fete

Crime prevention stall
Crime prevention stall

Crowds took advantage of crime prevention advice and were updated with initiatives such as Operation Crackdown and community messaging at a police stall manned by Eastbourne Neighbourhood Police Team at a summer fair held on the Western Lawns on August 31.

The event, organised by Age UK East Sussex, was held to celebrate 65 years of help for older people in East Sussex.

A charitable donation of £500 from Sussex Police was presented to the charity in recognition of its tireless work for the older population in the county.

Some of the town’s senior population walked the “mobility Mile” from Treasure Island Car Park, and were set off on their by the Mayor of Eastbourne and followed the seafront to Western Lawns.

The traditional summer fair, combined music and dance, a market selling local artists work, as well as stands from local businesses and charities, a fun fair and traditional summer games.

On being presented with the charitable donation Eric Mayne, chairman of East Sussex UK said, “This is the first of what we hope will become an annual event in Eastbourne.

“We are delighted to be recognised by Sussex Police in receiving this generous donation which will help us continue our support for what can be a very vulnerable section of the community.”

Eastbourne public engagement officer Mike Perry said, “This is another great example of agencies coming together to provide a support network for a certain section of the community.

“Visitors to the fair received a range of help and advice from crime prevention initiatives to health advice and social care.”