Community safety partnerships

Information about the Lewes and Eastbourne community safety partnerships.

We work in partnership with many organisations including the Police to prevent criminal activity in our communities.

Statutory members include Lewes District Council, the Police, Sussex Police Authority, East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, East Sussex Downs and Weald NHS Trust and Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust.

They are joined by voluntary agencies as well as representatives from business and community groups to 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 2016/17:

  • Work in partnership to seek long lasting solutions to anti-social behaviour
  • Promote community safety initiatives to reduce crime and the fear of crime
  • Work to protect and support vulnerable victims of crime
  • Encourage the reporting of domestic abuse incidents
  • Reduce the number of dwelling fires
  • Reduce the number of killed and seriously injured on Lewes District’s roads
  • Promote and contribute to the implementation of the Prevent agenda

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 Lewes District Community Safety Partnership.

You can submit a completed application form which will be presented to the Joint Action Group. They can approve a bid of up to £1,000.

 

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.

Lewes’s Prevent programme sets out to achieve this through a multi-agency approach. Working effectively alongside communities to provide interventions and safeguarding measures. Our programme include safeguarding, staff training and community and partnership work.

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.

 

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.

Eastbourne’s Prevent programme sets out to achieve this through a multi-agency approach. Working effectively alongside communities to provide interventions and safeguarding measures. Our programme include safeguarding, staff training and community and partnership work.

Community Trigger

The Eastbourne Community Safety Partnership, which includes the police, the council and registered housing providers, 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 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 a version below which you can return by email, or complete it by hand and return by post.

If you prefer, you can request a paper version of the form to be sent you by calling 01323 410000.

What happens after I complete the form?

We have put the Community Trigger in place to ensure that there is a review where cases 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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