How safe do you feel in Sussex?
Would you like to have your say in policing and crime priorities? Join us at one of the PCC's upcoming events and have your say. You can see some of the previous events which the PCC has attended or held with the playlist below.
Talk Sussex - upcoming events
Talk Sussex is an interactive and innovative programme of engagement events that gives you a real voice on policing and crime. There will be a chance for you to tell us about how safe you feel in your area of the county and where/how you would like to see the policing budget spent.
The Commissioner's office will be attending the following events over the summer of 2019:
Saturday 8th June: South of England Show
Saturday 22nd June: Crawley Festival
Saturday 7th July: Eastbourne 999
Saturday 20th July: Worthing Fire Station Open Day
Saturday 20th July: The Angmering Fun Dog Show
Saturday 3rd August: PRIDE
Saturday 12th September: Findon Sheep Fair
The Commissioner's Listen Live programme are summits centred on a different priority from the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan. These take the format of a panel discussions led by an external chair, followed by audience questions. They aim to create a conversation about policing and crime in Sussex, and how the PCC can effectively work with partners to provide solutions.
So far the Commissioner has held two of these summits. The first, focussed around Fraud and Elder Exploitation, was held at the Brighton Jubilee Library on 23 March 2017. Chaired by Danny Pike from BBC Sussex the evening brought together high profile speakers from policing, banking, Trading Standards and Neighbourhood Watch to discuss the issue of fraud and scams which directly target older people. You can watch the evening's debate here and read more about it here.
The second summit on 27 September 2017 centred around partnership working. The evening saw more than 100 people attend Sussex Coast College in Hastings to hear about the work being done behind-the-scenes with younger people to tackle anti-social behaviour. You can read more here and watch the evening's debate here.
Planning is currently underway for a third summit in late 2019. Information will be added here once it is fully planed.
Staff in the PCC's office have been holding a series of focus groups around the county on her behalf. These groups aim to speak to people in a diverse range of groups in order to accurately reflect opinions of Sussex Police across the county. This information is then shared with the PCC to inform her decision making and her work alongside Sussex Police. Since November 2018 these focus groups have been held in:
Arundel, Midhurst, Horsham, Crawley, Burgess Hill, Hove, Newhaven, Uckfield, Ticehurst, Eastbourne and Hastings.
If you represent a local community group who would be interested in participating in one of these small discussions please contact Mandy Jameson by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you unable to attend these events but would still like to have your say? You can complete an digital version of the form which we use at events here. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #TalkSussex.
Alternatively, if you would like to invite the Commissioner to your local area, or to a specific meeting of your community group please complete the contact form below.
If you are looking for information on the 2014 'Community Conversations' you can view the archived page here.