Progress statement – March 2020

Last year the Home Office awarded the Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) funding to work with Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and partners to tackle burglary and theft in St Leonards. This has been an excellent initiative to deliver situational crime prevention interventions and image improvements to the area.  Over 100 homes…
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An Introduction to Community Organising – and how we apply it to the Safer St Leonards project

By Pasha Milburn Heart of Hastings “If people don’t think they have the power to solve their problems, they won’t even think about how to solve them”. Quote from Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul Alinsky (sometimes considered the ‘Godfather’ of Community Organising). During the last three weeks that I…
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High cost of drinking in breach of a ban

October 20, 2020 from Hastings Observer Julian Roberts, 49, of North Street, St Leonards, was found guilty at Hastings Magistrates Court of five charges of failing to comply with a Community Protection Order by drinking alcohol from a can outside Renaissance House, in London Road, St Leonards. The offences took place between February 11 and…
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Cleaning up the streets with Tidy Up St Leonards

Tidy Up St Leonards did a trial pavement-clean as part of this Wednesday’s routine event. Five Trustees (with a total of 270 yrs of ‘experience’) cleared 120 metres of weeds and overgrowth from the pavement of Pevensey Road in two hours, this generated 16 sacks of green waste. We also had another 22 volunteers out…
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Walking St Leonards – September 2020

The implementation team (Council, Police, Business Crime Reduction Partnership, Neighbourhood Watch, local councilors, Heart of Hastings, and residents) walked the area covered by Safer St Leonards over a day and a night in September 2020 and identified a number of areas in need of attention – all of these sites will be reviewed fully and…
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