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Community safety partnership

Information about the Lewes and Eastbourne community safety partnership and the community safety grant.

We work in partnership with many organisations to prevent criminal activity in our communities. We work together to tackle crime, the underlying causes of crime, and the fear of crime to make Lewes District a safer place to live, work and visit.

The following priorities were identified for 2021/22

  1. Address the incidence of anti-social behaviour and the importance of creating safe and welcoming community spaces 
  2. Tackle the incidence of hate crime, domestic & sexual abuse.
  3. Reduce the incidence of serious violence & knife crime.
  4. Support the street community and address related ASB.
  5. Reduce the incidence of anti-social driving on our roads.
  6. Address the community impact of organised crime and drug dealing

Community safety grants

If you have an interesting or innovative idea about how crime, disorder or antisocial behaviour could be tackled in the Lewes District you may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Eastbourne and Lewes District Community Safety Partnership.

Download the application form below and return it by email, or complete it by hand and return by post.

If you would like a paper copy or if you would like to talk about an idea for a bid please email communitysafety@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

Prevent 

Prevent is a key part of the Government's counter terrorism strategy.  It aims to divert vulnerable people away from supporting or being drawn into terrorist activity.

Our Prevent programme sets out to achieve this with a multi-agency approach. We aim to work effectively with communities and use interventions and safeguarding measures. Our programme includes safeguarding, staff training and community and partnership work.

Community Trigger 

The Eastbourne and Lewes Community Safety Partnership works together to tackle anti-social behaviour and hate incidents.

If you believe that action has not been taken to tackle anti-social behaviour or hate incidents which you have reported, you can use the Community Trigger process to ask agencies to review their response.

At what stage can I use the Community Trigger? 

You can use the Community Trigger if you have reported three separate incidents within the past six months to the police, the council or your housing provider. You can also activate the Community Trigger on behalf of someone else if you have their written consent.

Use the Community Trigger now: 

You will need to fill out a form detailing the case:

The quickest and easiest way is to fill in our online form.

You can also download the form below and email it to communitysafety@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk.

What happens after I complete the form?

The Community Trigger is in place to  review cases which have been reported but no action has been taken. It is not a complaints procedure.

If your case meets these criteria you will be notified within three working days. Your case will be reviewed and recommendations may be made as to how the case can progress. This will be reported to you within ten working days.

The partnership is a multi-agency group comprised of representatives from the police, council, fire service, probation and voluntary sector. Together with members of the community they all work together to make Eastbourne an even safer place.

The following priorities were identified for 2021/22:

  1. Address the incidence of anti-social behaviour and the importance of creating safe and welcoming community spaces 
  2. Tackle the incidence of hate crime, domestic & sexual abuse.
  3. Reduce the incidence of serious violence & knife crime.
  4. Support the street community and address related ASB.
  5. Reduce the incidence of anti-social driving on our roads.
  6. Address the community impact of organised crime and drug dealing.

Community safety grants

If you have an interesting or innovative idea about how crime, disorder or antisocial behaviour could be tackled in Eastbourne you may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Eastbourne and Lewes District Community Safety Partnership.

Download the application form below and return it by email, or complete it by hand and return by post.

If you would like a paper copy or if you would like to talk about an idea for a bid please email  communitysafety@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk 

Prevent

Prevent is a key part of the Government's counter terrorism strategy.  It aims to divert vulnerable people away from supporting or being drawn into terrorist activity.

Our Prevent programme sets out to achieve this with a multi-agency approach. We aim to work effectively with communities and use interventions and safeguarding measures. Our programme includes safeguarding, staff training and community and partnership work.

Community Trigger

The Eastbourne and Lewes Community Safety Partnership works together to tackle anti-social behaviour and hate incidents.

If you believe that action has not been taken to tackle anti-social behaviour or hate incidents which you have reported, you can use the Community Trigger process to ask agencies to review their response.

At what stage can I use the Community Trigger?

You can use the Community Trigger if you have reported three separate incidents within the past six months to the police, the council or your housing provider. You can also activate the Community Trigger on behalf of someone else if you have their written consent.

Use the Community Trigger now:

You will need to fill out a form detailing the case:

The quickest and easiest way is to fill in our  online form.

You can also download the form below and email it to  communitysafety@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk.

What happens after I complete the form?

The Community Trigger is in place to  review cases which have been reported but no action has been taken. It is not a complaints procedure .

If your case meets these criteria you will be notified within three working days. Your case will be reviewed and recommendations may be made as to how the case can progress. This will be reported to you within ten working days.

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