What we have achieved so far

Thanks to this investment by the Home Office we have delivered some real and lasting changes to Central St Leonards!
Areas including Decimus Burton Way, the path down to Warrior Square Station and Church Road/DeCham Triangle have been cleared up, Goat Ledge and the old HSBC building in Norman Road will soon get some great new mural artwork, and we have plans to install planters to protect the pavements in Kings Road. ESCC have also promised to relay original York Stone paving in Kings Road to replace the temporary asphalt patches. Valentines Passage will soon have a new gate to secure it, and subject to various planning issues Laser Lane may also be gated in a few months’ time.

Residential security upgrades

Streetlight iMprovements

Business security upgrades

– residential and business security –

Helping homes and shops to cut down on burglary and theft through improved security measures and better communication between neighbours and the police.

Our business survey received some great responses:

“With the most recent drug dealer on the street, several of us shopkeepers continually reported to Crimestoppers. He was eventually arrested and evicted. Good news all round!”

Have you joined Shopwatch yet – it is FREE for business in the area

PCC Katy Bourne on the BBC News

Katy Bourne visited st Leonards again this week to talk on the BBC about the investment her office has secured for the town.

About Safer St Leonards

We have invested over £400k from the Home Office to make lasting changes

From gated alleyways and upraded lighting to CCTV, better shop security systems,  and an enhanced Shopwatch network, Safer St Leonards will see a dramatic cut in the number of opportunites for criminals to steal from you.

Our projects

The Safer St Leonards project used a multi-pronged approach to reducing crime in the area. We have worked with local residents and businesses to ensure the work we do meets your needs.

Community input

Our team asked for your ideas – and listened

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Business support

If you own a business in the area we will continue to work with you

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Residential security

We have paid for many home security measures

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The environment

Mural grants were avaiolable for homes and shops

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Our Partnership

Safer St Leonards is delivered by the following organisations:

Sussex Police

Crime prevention and investigation

Sussex Police Crime Commissioner

Project sponsor

Hastings Borough Council

Project oversight

Hastings Business Crime Reduction Partnership

Business support

Heart of Hastings

Community liaison

Safer Hastings Partnership

Partnership support


The leading independent charity supporting anonymous crime reporting

Neighbourhood Watch

Comunity support

Contact us

We are waiting to hear from you if you have any information or ideas that will help us to cut crime in the area

Get in touch


07876 390065

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