We work in partnership with many organisations 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.
We are joined by voluntary agencies as well as representatives from business and community groups. 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 2019/20:
- Tackling serious violence and the threat of violence/knife crime
- Tackling domestic abuse
- Effectively managing anti-social behaviour in our neighbourhoods
- Promoting safety across on our roads, coasts and inland waterways.
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.
Grants or up to £1,000 are available. 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 please email email@example.com
The completed form should be emailed to the same email address, or returned in person or by post to Warwick Hadley, Lewes District Council, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1AB.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.