Monthly Archives: June 2017

Sussex Police People’s Voice – results

In May 2017 Sussex Police invited People’s Voice to respond to a survey around Future Demand, Engagement and Expectations.

The survey results, as usual, were very helpful in terms of giving Sussex residents’ perceptions. As policing goes through continuous change, these invaluable insights inform our plans to consider and reflect public expectations.

They asked:

• What are the future emerging threats or crimes that you think Sussex Police should be preparing for? People’s Voice nominated threats such as Cyber-crime and Terrorism; while existing issues such as Anti-Social Behaviour feature prominently.

• How best can we engage with you in the future so you know we are there for you?
While traditional methods such as phoning still play their part, People’s Voice nominated a mix of online, social media and email as preferred channels.

• Based on issues considered priorities within our communities, we explored who people report their concerns to; which agency they chose for specific issues and what they would expect to happen as a consequence.

Respondents demonstrated that they report a range of issues to agencies other than the police. Where the police was still the preferred agency to deal with, reporting via the telephone (101 and 999) and an enforcement approach to issues were still nominated.

Read the June 2017 summary here.

April 2017 Reported Crime Statistics

Sussex Police have released the latest reported crime statistics for April 2017,

the latest figures available.

Click on the map for detailed information.

Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:


March 2017 April 2017
All crime 98 76
Anti-social behaviour 35 21
Bicycle theft 3 5
Burglary 6 7
Criminal damage and arson 5 7
Drugs 1 1
Other crime 2 2
Other theft 7 6
Possession of weapons 0 0
Public order 7 4
Robbery 3 0
Shoplifting 2 0
Theft from the person 0 0
Vehicle crime 9 9
Violence and sexual offences 18 14

Please visit for more information including outcomes for

these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.


Local Scam Report

On two occasions recently a man has rung local residents’ doorbells and

asked for money. He claimed to be a new resident of the development on

St Andrews Road and had lost his keys, he asked for £20 fare to

Eastbourne to obtain his spare keys.


This is apparently an increasingly common ploy which has occurred

several times in the town centre and has now migrated to our area. We

don’t have an accurate description of this individual and the best advice is

not to open the door to anyone you don’t know and definitely not to give

money to anyone with such a story.


If anybody has knowledge of a similar incident please give the details in a

comment on this post, we will pass these to the Police.

SRRA AGM Friday 7th July 6 – 7 pm. The One Church, Florence Road

Dear residents

I hope you and your corner of the neighbourhood are well.

I write to invite you to our Annual General Meeting where we nominate people to our committee and set our priorities for the coming year.

Please make an effort to attend. The current committee needs fresh input from you if the Association is to be sustainable. Hope to see you there!

Friday 7th July 6 – 7 pm. The One Church, Florence Road.


Rob Rosenthal

SRRA Chair