Cabinet to discuss achievements of local Community Safety Partnership

Cllr Johnny Denis
Cllr Johnny Denis, Lead Member for Customers and Communities

Cabinet councillors will consider the performance of the local Community Safety Partnership at their next meeting. 

On Thursday, March 23, Lewes District Council’s Cabinet will be updated on the last 12 months' activities of Eastbourne and Lewes Community Safety Partnership (CSP) which comprises representatives from police, fire service, councils, NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and the police and crime commissioner. 

Its work to create safe spaces for women and girls has involved collaborating with partners such as Sussex Police and the council’s Neighbourhood and Environment First teams. Additionally, the partnership has funded new youth projects and adventure play areas in Ringmer and Barcombe, creating safe meeting spaces for local young people.  

The CSP has also been involved in various initiatives to tackle hate crime, domestic and sexual abuse as well as reduce serious violence, such as financing projects that engage young people at greater risk of being drawn into more serious crime and anti-social behaviour. This year, the partnership worked with East Sussex County Council’s Youth Outreach Service to extend the Active Fishing programme to a further 80 young people in the Havens and allow Active Music production workshops to open up a new session in Lewes. 

To address the impact of organised crime on local communities, the CSP has collaborated with police and raised awareness of scams online and through radio advertising campaigns. 

As part of its efforts to lower levels of anti-social driving on the district’s roads, the partnership supported a campaign led by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service with the funding of road safety stickers for 375 goods vehicles in regular use across the district’s road network. 

Councillor Johnny Denis, Cabinet Member for Customers and Communities, said: "Our Community Safety Partnership supports vital local work to help make sure Lewes district remains a safe place for all residents. My Cabinet colleagues will, I hope, continue to support the partnership and note its achievements and progress at our upcoming meeting.”

Published on March 14, 2023.