THREATENING thunderclouds and flashes of lightning did not deter dozens of residents from attending the Lewes District Community Safety Partnership’s Quality Streets event held on the afternoon of Tuesday June 28 at Walmer Road recreation ground in Seaford.
The rain that was forecast held off as children climbed over one of Seaford’s Fire and Rescue Service tenders and exercised the blue lights and sirens of a police car.
Meanwhile parents and other residents took the opportunity to speak to local officers from the police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue, East Sussex Trading Standards and Lewes District Council’s housing and environmental health. Animal control officers microchipped dogs and provided advice about responsible dog ownership.
Seaford Neighbourhood Watch provided information, advice and encouraging residents to join the local scheme.
Parking enforcement company NSL had a display at the event and answered questions about parking issues throughout the town.
Before the event started they patrolled the area around Chyngton School in Seaford advising parents about safe parking and deterring drivers from stopping in dangerous places.
Staff from East Sussex Targeted Youth Support were on hand to talk to young people about the services on offer from outdoor events to the town’s youth clubs.
Police and council officers called at homes around the estate to talk to residents about issues that cause them anxiety as the Quality Streets event continued through the afternoon.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue officers were offering free home safety visits to check existing smoke alarms and fit new ones where necessary.
Borough commander for Lewes District, Garry Collins said: “We want to ensure that vulnerable residents, particularly those who live alone or who are elderly, receive a free home fire safety visit and we welcome referrals from families as well as neighbours.”
Lewes District Police commander, chief inspector Natalie Moloney: “Seaford’s Quality Streets event was well supported by many of the agencies engaged in community safety which gave the opportunity for the public to discuss a wide range of issues.”
If you think that the area where you live would benefit from a Quality Streets event, speak to your local PCSO.