‘Quality time helps to reduce crime’

Quality Streets clean-up
Quality Streets clean-up

PEVENSEY Bay has had a clean-up as part of Operation Quality Streets.

Safer Wealden Partnership teamed up with Sussex Police, Wealden District Council and Pevensey Bay Parish Council for the event last week.

Part of the operation was to clean Eastbourne Road resulting in nearly a tonne of rubbish being collected.

Chairman of the parish council John Grout joined the crime prevention stand in the car park of St Wilfrid’s Church which provided a steady flow of visitors with information and advice.

Local shopkeepers gained an insight into parking regulations for the village and two motorists received parking tickets just as the event started.

A motorists with a tax disc dated 2007 which was parked on double yellow lines and obstructing the pavement received a ticket.

PC Jackie Baldwin-Charles, from the neighbourhood policing team, said, “Led by Sussex Police, this has been another example of effective partnership working in Wealden.

“It has demonstrated our ongoing commitment to work more closely with the community in Pevensey Bay to reduce crime as well as tackle the fear of crime.

“I am pleased to have been able to contribute to the success of Operation Quality Streets in Pevensey Bay.

“It gave me an opportunity to engage with people in a meaningful way on issues that really matter to them.”

Sussex Police would like to thank Pevensey Bay Parish Council for providing the refreshments on the day.