Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne has welcomed news that the Government is delaying proposed changes to the way that police funding is allocated, following an admission from the Policing Minster that there was a statistical error in the data that had been used.“The initial, indicative, funding proposals have caused a great deal of concern to PCCs across the country and I am pleased that a decision to delay changes for the 2016/17 funding allocation has been taken.”
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne has reassured residents and police officers that she is lobbying hard to secure a fair funding deal from Government.“I have spoken to Ministers and officials directly and briefed our local MPs on how the proposed police funding formula could further disadvantage the force.“Other PCCs and forces are making similar representations depending upon how they interpret the likely impact of the new formula.”
Sussex is #NoPlaceForHate
During National Hate Crime Awareness Week a bespoke hate crime reporting app will be launched that will make it easier to record and report all strands of hate crime in Sussex.The one-year pan-Sussex pilot is in partnership with Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove City Council Safer City Team, Victim Support and local authorities across Sussex.Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said the following about the need to invest in technology in the fight against hate crime: “No one should be singled out and victimised because of their sexuality, gender, race, faith or disability.
The Chief Constable of Sussex Police has received a recommendation from Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith that two probationary police officers, investigated in relation to their inappropriate behaviour following the tragic Shoreham air crash, should be dismissed.
As part of UK Older People’s Day this week one Bexhill woman has spoken out on behalf of older people in Sussex. Pauline Jackson is a trustee of Age UK East Sussex and a member of the Sussex Elders’ Commission (SEC). The SEC is a new initiative from Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne which offers an opportunity for older residents to support, challenge and inform local policing priorities.
Members of the Sussex Elder’s Commission (SEC) are marking UK Older People’s Day this week (Thursday 1 October) by putting this year’s theme ‘Full of Life’ into practice and reaching out to older citizens across the county to capture their views on policing, crime and community safety.
Have Your Say in Crowborough
Representatives from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) office and members of her Sussex Elders’ Commission (SEC) will be attending the Crowborough Information Roadshow this Saturday (3 October). The Roadshow will be held at the Crowborough Community Centre as part of national Older People’s Day celebrations and visitors are invited to share their thoughts on how safe they feel in their community and the priorities they would like to see the police focus on.
The St Leonards Community Hub opens in Silchester Road today (Friday September 25), supported by the Safer Hastings Partnership, Hastings Borough Council and Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.Commenting at the launch Mrs Bourne said: “The opening of the new police hub demonstrates a continued commitment by the police and partners to keeping St Leonards a safe place for people to live and work.
Have Your Say on Business Crime
Members of staff from the office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will be attending theSouth East Business Showtomorrow (25 September) to speak to business owners about their thoughts and experiences on policing, crime and community safety.
The Sussex Youth Commission’s (SYC) ‘Big Conversation’ Conference gets underway today (Wednesday 23 September) at the American Express Community Stadium.The Commission’s 38 members, aged 15 to 25, will present their findings and recommendations to Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, Chief Constable Giles York and guests from the voluntary sector, local government, charities and educational establishments involved in children and young people’s services across Sussex.