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 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.