The Roundup for April 2023
Your curated roundup of alerts, advice, & reports for the Great Neighbours of Seaford & Bishopstone. Great Neighbours make Safer, Happier Communities. #SafeSavvySeaford
don't forget the agm
6:30pm 24th may 2023
seaford baptist church hall
Our brief AGM will be followed by a bit of a social at The White Lion afterwards. Please join us - no RSVP required.
Latest News from Sussex Police for Lewes & Seahaven
Issued: Thursday 27th April 2023 Road Safety
Whilst we appreciated the vast majority of vehicle, bike or cycle owners use our roads in an appropriate and safe manner, we still continue to see a small number of road users driving in an unsafe or dangerous manner on the roads of Sussex.
This week a number of proactive educational and enforcement patrols have taken place across the district under the National Two Wheels campaign. The operation, led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and coordinated by National Roads Policing Operations, Intelligence and Investigation (NRPOII), is aimed to help reduce the number of collisions involving motorcycles and bicycles by offering both education and enforcement during the week long campaign.
The aims of this operation are to educate riders of powered two wheelers of the importance of having the correct skills – and to understand the limits of those skills; and to promote safer behaviour amongst all road users when sharing the road space.
As with any Operation Downsway activities, this operation is designed to use both education and where necessary and appropriate; means of enforcement to deal with any offences committed or identified.
Community SpeedWatch Seaford
Further checks last weekend from your Community SpeedWatch group in Seaford, on Sutton Road following concerns raised by local residents. In just an hour and a half, the group reported a over 16 vehicles recorded over 35mph in the 30mph residential area, with top speeds recorded at 46mph, and 2 vehicles at 48mph.
All drivers reported to Sussex Police by CSW are driver profiled and linked to any other reports, should multiple reports come back, further action is taken following reports being triaged by Officers, including notification in writing, and in some instances a visits to the registered owner by our Officers.
The aim of CSW is to: -reduce death and injury on the roads -improve the quality of life for local communities -reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit -increase public awareness of inappropriate speed.
Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where in partnership with the police, members of your local community use speed detection devices to monitor vehicle speeds, with volunteers reporting drivers exceeding the speed limit to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to slow down, and working to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in their local community.
Whilst Community Speedwatch does not result in prosecution itself; if persistent drivers are identified through the scheme, Police can use this evidence to take action against them if required, as well as help to highlight areas of concern or areas in need of further speed reducing measures. If there is a persistent general speeding issue where highway improvements are required (eg speedbumps), then the relevant agency will also be contacted.
You can look to join your local Community Speedwatch today by visiting CSW online here to register and for more information.
We have arrested two teenage boys in connection with a report of a robbery at the Texaco garage in South Coast Road, Peacehaven, on Tuesday (April 18).
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of theft, assault and possession of a bladed article in a public place and a 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
Chief Superintendent Katy Woolford said: “It is unacceptable that any employee should be attacked at their place of work.
We would like to thank members of the Peacehaven community for their assistance with this investigation so far.
The public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area, who will be engaging with businesses. We would encourage anyone who has information about this incident or to contact us. You can do this by speaking with an officer, contacting the force online or by calling 101 quoting serial number 1459 of 18/04.
Alternatively this can be reported to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Upcoming Community Meetings
Dates for your diary:
18th May – Salts Recreational Grounds in Seaford between 15:00pm – 16:30pm.
27th June – Opposite Edinburgh Road, Seaford between 15:00pm – 16:30pm.
Click, Call, Connect
For non-emergency incidents or crime prevention advice, click www.sussex.police.uk, (If you report a crime online, we will assess it in the same way as a 101 call).
Call 101 when you don’t require an urgent response. In an emergency when life is threatened or there is immediate danger always call 999.
Connect with us face-to-face at a police station or contact the local policing team at www.sussex.police.uk/area/your-area.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us using TypeTalk on 18000 or by sending a text to 65999.
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Latest News from OurWatch - Neighbourhood Watch National
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It's All About Being Visible
Remember that Seaford & Bishopstone NHW Association is pretty self sufficient and you can get window decals and other goodies for free (+ postage) from our online shop as well. No matter where you get your bling from, all proceeds keep NHW ticking along. If you need new door stickers and the like, the links are below.
It's All About Being Great Neighbours
Great Neighbours make for happier, safer, more cohesive communities and this the guiding principle of your Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association. So much so that we consider every resident a member of our scheme automatically and the work we do, for all our neighbours without exception.
Our Association relies on our loyal Association members for annual subs to keep doing what we do and these are a steal at £3.00 per household per year and just £2.00 per household per year for senior households. You can join in under a minute by following this link to our website Join/Renew