The St Leonards Community Hub opens in Silchester Road today (Friday September 25), supported by the Safer Hastings Partnership, Hastings Borough Council and Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.Commenting at the launch Mrs Bourne said: “The opening of the new police hub demonstrates a continued commitment by the police and partners to keeping St Leonards a safe place for people to live and work.
Have Your Say on Business Crime
Members of staff from the office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will be attending theSouth East Business Showtomorrow (25 September) to speak to business owners about their thoughts and experiences on policing, crime and community safety.
The Sussex Youth Commission’s (SYC) ‘Big Conversation’ Conference gets underway today (Wednesday 23 September) at the American Express Community Stadium.The Commission’s 38 members, aged 15 to 25, will present their findings and recommendations to Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, Chief Constable Giles York and guests from the voluntary sector, local government, charities and educational establishments involved in children and young people’s services across Sussex.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne’s Talk Sussex programme of engagement events continues to give the public a real voice on policing and crime.The summer has been particularly busy with over 1,000 people coming to talk to the PCC at events that included the South of England country show, 999 weekends, Crawley Mela and Brighton Pride.
How Sussex Police deal with major incidents, psychoactive substances and burglary dwellings are under the spotlight at this month’s police scrutiny meeting
The role of Sussex Police in a major incident like the recent Shoreham air crash, tackling the use of psychoactive substances and responding to burglary dwellings are just a few of the topics that Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will raise with Chief Constable, Giles York at this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM).WHEN: Friday 18 September, 1-3pmWHERE: Watch live online or catch up in the archive: http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/home
Talk to us at the Laughton Country Show
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne and members of her office will be attending the Laughton Country Show, this weekend. Residents are invited to share their thoughts on how safe they feel in their community and the priorities they would like to see the police focus on.
PCC responds to investigation into gross misconduct by officers involved in Shoreham air show response
“My first thoughts are for the families and friends of the victims of the Shoreham air crash and how they must be feeling having heard these allegations.“I also share the dismay expressed to me by police officers about the unnecessary distress this had added to those affected by this terrible tragedy and those involved in the recovery.”
Increased funding to help victims of crime
The application window for the Police & Crime Commissioner’s (PCC’s) Safer in Sussex Funding is now open and includes an enhanced funding pot that will allow voluntary organisations to apply for grants up to £40,000.The previous funding round back in May/June saw 16 local organisations that help victims of crime and improve community safety, receive funding totalling almost £95,000.
“A still and sombre scene” – PCC Katy Bourne reflects from the site of the Shoreham Air Show tragedy
“Those were the words that came to mind as I approached the site of Saturday’s tragic air crash on the A27 at Shoreham. There were none of the usual smiles from the police officers who passed me, just grim-faced nods of acknowledgement as they continued their meticulous and painstaking search for evidence. I have already spoken of the professionalism shown by members of the emergency services I have encountered since Saturday’s events; of their calmness and compassion in the face of such devastation. I know I couldn’t do their job and I am extremely thankful for their dedication and courage.”
Clip courtesy of BBC South East Today...