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Every community in Sussex will have a named PCSO starting from next month, Sussex Police has announced.
The confirmation follows an investment in 100 extra PCSOs, secured through local funding by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne – bringing the total number to 296.
Chief Constable Giles York said the decision will put ‘eyes and ears’ into every part of the county and give local people a direct point of contact for local policing issues and concerns.
“When we introduced the new local policing model three years ago, we said it would be scalable. Now, thanks to this additional investment, we’re in a position to strengthen local policing and we know this is what local communities want to see,” said Mr York.
“Our PCSOs do an incredible job, every day, working alongside their police officer colleagues to prevent and detect crime and tackle anti-social behaviour in our local communities.
“This change means communities will soon begin to see and feel the benefits of their investment as new PCSOs are deployed over the coming months, where they will provide a visible policing presence and be a point of contact for local policing issues.”
The change will take effect from November 4, when all existing PCSOs will adopt responsibility for a defined geographical area, and be rolled out over the coming months as the additional PCSOs are recruited and deployed.
It comes in addition to recent announcements on the recruitment of 379 additional police officers for the county over the next four years.
Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said:
“My focus groups and conversations with local people clearly show that the public want PCSOs back in their communities, forming that essential and reassuring link with police. Neighbourhood Policing needed modernising five years ago and that included giving PCSOs the necessary skills to help support police officers and investigations.
“Since then, Sussex Police have transformed the role of PCSOs by equipping them with more knowledge, skills and powers, but at the same time keeping the best of the old model where PCSOs were known in their local communities. I know that communities across the county will be delighted to hear Sussex Police are making their PCSOs more accessible and visible by increasing the numbers on our streets by 100 and providing a named PCSO for each ward area.”
PSCOs will continue to form part of wider local prevention teams, ensuring that finite police resources can be focused on the most critical issues.
The uplift in PCSOs includes six new rural PCSOs who will provide specialist support and advice to those in rural communities.
The increase will help address some of the low level issues affecting communities, preventing the escalation of more serious crime and violence.
The decision complements ongoing transformation plans by Sussex Police to strengthen local policing, modernise to respond to changing patterns of serious crime and the ways in which the public can contact the police.
These additional PCSO posts are being recruited throughout the financial year with intakes of 18 in July 2019, 36 in September 2019, 36 in January 2020 and 36 in March 2020 under the PCSO apprenticeship scheme.
The 100 new posts will be allocated based on demand with details available locally and at www.sussex.police.uk from November 4.
Sussex Police is supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week, emphasising the importance of reporting hate crime and reinforcing the message that it is not tolerated in Sussex.
The national awareness week, which runs from October 12 to 19, aims to raise understanding of what hate crime is and encourage victims to report it, giving support to victims, their families and communities, and dealing with perpetrators appropriately.
During this week, we will be using social media to share messages of what hate crime is to help give knowledge and confidence to victims to report it to the police. We will be sharing information on how hate crime can escalate if it isn’t reported, real life experiences of victims of hate crime and emphasising that we will always support victims with empathy and respect.
We are also reinforcing the message that it’s not just victims who can report hate crime; witnesses are vital and can play their part too by reporting any incidents seen.
Sussex Police takes reports of such crimes very seriously. Earlier this year at Hove Crown Court, Jasmine Shepherd, 20, was sentenced to eight years and six months in a young offenders’ institute after pleading to the charge of grievous bodily harm with intent. Jasmine hurled homophobic abuse at her victim, before following him into a supermarket in Lancing and then proceeded to throw a bottle of wine at the back of his head. The victim is now left with life-changing injuries including partial deafness.
Sussex Police lead for Hate Crime, Superintendent Ed De La Rue said: “Hate crime is pernicious. Crimes that are motivated by hate can cause high levels of depression, fear and loss of confidence, and it damages communities too.
“I urge people who have suffered or witnessed a hate crime to report it to us. We are committed to treating victims with respect and empathy, and knowing where and when hate crimes occur allows us to try and prevent them in future.”
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne comments: “I have a strong commitment to stamping out hate crime of any kind and will continue to show support to those who have unfortunately already been affected. In this financial year alone I have invested £69,000 from my victims’ budget into specialist hate crime services across Sussex.
“Nationally and locally hate crime of any kind is being confronted and rightly challenged. The police are now better prepared to deal with this crime type and fully recognise that all communities deserve to feel safe, so please do report. You will be taken seriously.”
Hate crime can be reported to us by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency.
For those who wish to report online, you can do so by copying and pasting into your browser https://www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
People who are hard of hearing or speech-impaired can text 65999 or TypeTalk on 18000. You can also report via True Vision, a national website operated by the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
Please copy and paste into your browser http://www.report-it.org.uk/home
There is also a range of support agencies to whom you can report – for more details, please see our website please copy and paste into your browser https://www.sussex.police.uk/
If you have been a victim of hate crime you can also find support online at Safe:Space Sussex, a directory of local specialist services to help people find all the information they need by copying and pasting into your browser http://www.safespacesussex.org.uk/
Help us keep Sussex safe
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Belinda Wood’s Pett WI October Update can be read here
The Introducing the ARC event on 12 October was a great success. Over 100 people came and 27 signed up to become Friends of the ARC.
More news to follow!
Pictures from the event came be seen here
|The following works are scheduled on the M23, subject to weather conditions. Attached below is a map which may help you to pinpoint the location of these works.
Monday 14 to Friday 18 October 21:00 to 05:00
Full closure from J10 to J8 + slips J10 and J9 Northbound
Lane 1 on Gatwick spur eastbound leading to J9 full northbound entry slip closure + south quadrant of J9 roundabout.
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 21:00 to 05:00
Various lane closures only
Gatwick contractors started works at the South Terminal roundabout to refurbish the arch into the airport. There will be lane closures, which may lead to delays exiting. These works will continue for 1 week.
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Derek Pratt (Sussex) (NHWN, Administrator, Sussex)
MESSAGE FROM LUNSFORD FARM
Please be aware – sheep worrying attack at Little Maxfield Farm in Three Oaks. We have lost livestock in this incident.
More details to follow.
Two separate attacks, so the same dog may be returning. These incidents are very upsetting so please ensure your dogs are secure at home. Thank you everyone for your support.
There will be a service at Hastings Crematorium on Friday 25th October at 11.00 followed by a Thanksgiving and refreshments at the Baptist Church , Chapel Park Road, St Leonard’s on Sea TN37 6HR. All welcome , family flowers only . Donations in memory of Jo to Macmillan Cancer Support .
Focus on non-fiction
A Beautiful Question, Finding Nature’s Deep Design by Frank Wilczek is a book returned this month with the comment that it was a challenging read, brain taxing but interesting. This book questions, Is the world a work of art? Well, maybe it is. You might like to borrow the book to discover what this author thinks.
On the beautiful theme is Beautifully Real Food by Sam Murphy. Perhaps less challenging, this is a vegetarian recipe book which is reported to have useful vegetarian meals and also to be an interesting read.
Nothing to do with beauty or cooking or even nursery rhymes, The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker by Roger Hutchinson has been borrowed from our Community Library quite often, so we won’t be sending it back to the library store just yet. It is a history of the census, encompassing wide-ranging social history and is easy to read, propulsive (a page turner!) educational and entertaining. A good all-round useful read.
Another fascinating, illustrated, historical book that we currently hold is Warrior The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse by General Jack Seely, who rode him all his life. It mirrors Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, but is the real life story of Warrior from his birth to his death in 1948 with insightful detail of the four years Warrior and General Seely spent in France 1914-18.
Even our children’s selection has some non-fiction. We currently have the stylishly illustrated Wild Animals of The North by Dieter Braun. Appealing to adults and children alike, it is a journey of discovery about wild animals in the northern hemisphere.
We also have a varied selection of craft books and other topics, such as This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay, well-known and a ‘painfully funny’ account of a junior doctor’s working life.
If there is a subject you’d like to read about, come in and see what we have to offer. 10 to 12, first Wednesday every month, alongside the coffee morning.
Anne, Anna, Vivien
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