Police station to move in just a week

In just a week the front counter services at Grove Road Police Station will relocate to sit alongside Eastbourne Borough Council services at 1 Grove Road, next to Eastbourne Library.

As well as police services such as reporting incidents, crimes and lost or found property, the public will continue to be able to access a range of council services such as council tax, planning and housing enquiries.

There will be no changes to the availability of council services at 1 Grove Road as a result of the police relocation. Council services will continue to be available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but in addition to this the building will be open on Saturdays for police enquiries only from 9am to 5pm.

Eastbourne Police Station will be closed to the public but will still be used for the time being by some office based staff.

Eastbourne’s Neighbourhood Response Team, officers responding to 999 calls, will continue to be based at Hammonds Drive Patrol Centre and our response to emergency calls will not change.

Chief Inspector Steve Biglands, Eastbourne District Commander, said, “We are all very much looking forward to being able to offer an even better service to the public in a more joint up approach with Eastbourne Borough Council.

“If you want to learn more about this move please do not hesitate to speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team whose contact details can be found at our website, www.sussex.police.uk or by calling 101.”

The move is just one of many changes being made by Sussex Police to what the force says, will improve its service as part of efforts to modernise the force.