THERE are only three people sleeping rough in Eastbourne.

So says the borough council, and this is obviously great news.

Here is the council: “Over the weekend our Rough Sleeper Initiative offered temporary accommodation to anyone sleeping rough in Eastbourne and has been working with them to find a longer term home.

Alongside our partners Southdown Housing Association, we closely monitor the number of people sleeping rough.

At the latest verified count there were 3 people sleeping rough in Eastbourne – we’ve offered support to all of these people, including through outreach sessions.

If you’re concerned about someone who is sleeping rough, please let us know via https://www.streetlink.org.uk/

Using this referral route means our dedicated team of specialists can offer support and keep track of anyone returning to sleeping rough and monitor who is new to the area.

If you are landlord with a property to let, please get in touch – our housing team work closely with tenants and landlords to build up strong relationships and secure tenancies.”