Quality Streets arrives in Newhaven

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A MULTI agency task force will touch down in Newhaven in a bid to make the community feel safer.

The Quality Streets scheme will set up in Iveagh Crescent on Tuesday January 25.

It has been touring Lewes district to provide residents with information, from policing to environmental health.

Lewes District Community Safety Partnership is inviting all residents and visitors to come along.

There will be officers from the neighbourhood policing team, Lewes District Council’s parks, environmental health, housing, clean and green, waste and recycling and community Safety, the Guinness Trust, as well as the parking enforcement company NSL.

They will give advice about community issues such as safety, the environment, recycling and parking.

Fire fighters from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will be calling door to door giving advice on home fire safety and fitting smoke alarms.

They will be joined by officers from the housing trust and police who will ask residents about concerns.

Staff from the youth development service will work with young people from the area and there will be information stalls.

The event will run from 1pm to 6pm.

A team from Community Payback will work in the area under supervision of the Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust as they complete their community punishment.

Police will also encourage people to sign up to neighbourhood watch.

Inspector Katy Woolford said: “Over the past six months Quality Streets has provided a great deal of additional resources to communities across the district and helped to reinforce the `crime is down’ message.

“By working together we aim to increase community confidence in the Partnership as we work to make the district even safer.”

Quality Streets will come to Clinton Place in Seaford on Tuesday February 22.

If you would like Quality Streets to come to your area contact your local PCSO or call the antisocial behaviour officer on 01273 484394.

The Community Safety Partnership consists of Sussex Police, Lewes District Council, East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Sussex Police Authority, NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald, Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust as well as a number of voluntary organisations.

They work together to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour as well as the fear of crime across the district.