Eastbourne faces ‘complex issues relating to drugs and rough sleeping.’

That’s according to the Police Update by Inspector Rachel Barrow given to the Eastbourne COBRA Group this week.

Here is her update. We see people sleeping rough, most feel sadness, but it is perhaps hard to understand how it has happened.

  • The Police are working hard to address complex issues relating to drugs and rough sleeping.
  • The Police have a new strategy regarding the enforcement of COVID regulations. They recognise that people are travelling long distances – this is not in the spirit of the legislation and must be stopped.
  • Sussex Police are also focusing on instances of large social gatherings.
  • Domestic abuse remains a concern during lockdown and campaigns continue to encourage people to reach out for help.  If you suspect a neighbour, friend or family member is suffering domestic abuse, please report it to the Police.