EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell went out on patrol in the town centre with Eastbourne’s police commander to look at the night-time economy, and how violence against women and girls is being addressed. 

“I speak regularly to our Chief Inspector and this is important for the questions I raise in Parliament and the investment I lobby for; being out on patrol really brings this work into technicolour when I see officers engaging with partners like the Street Pastors, the doormen and also being approached by the public for advice and support.  

It was also good to see first hand the dedicated, proactive work going into tackling anti-social behaviour which we must turn round.  Eastbourne is a safe place to live, work and visit but that is not to say we don’t have challenges too.   

I pay tribute to all the officers I met.  

Eastbourne has been supported with successful bids to Government to tackle Anti-social Behaviour in the Redoubt area and Devonshire, Gildredge Park and the seafront. I lobbied the Policing Minister for these bids and I was delighted they have been successful in recent years.”