Anti-social behaviour and street community top priorities for safety plan

Eastbourne’s Community Safety Partnership Plan will put anti-social behaviour and the street community at the top of its priorities for the coming year.

Cabinet councillors agreed last night to adopt the plan for 2018-19 that was put together in consultation with key partners including Sussex Police.

In the past year, the Eastbourne Joint Action Group Street Community sub group has been co-ordinating a multi-agency response to anti-social behaviour relating to the street community and working closely alongside drop-in service the Eastbourne HUB.

Progress in the past year includes running diversionary sports in the summer holidays to help reduce anti-social behaviour and giving Business Wardens new powers.

Councillor John Ungar, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said: “Whilst it is positive news that Eastbourne remains a low crime area, we will continue to work with our partners to address crime and anti-social behaviour so that Eastbourne is an ever safer place to live, work and visit.”

Councillors also agreed the formal merger of the Eastbourne and Lewes Community Safety Partnerships.

Issued 14 December 2017