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Wealden District Police Weekly News and Alerts

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Friday 16th Aug 2019

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Upcoming drop in Police sessions across Wealden

What keeps you awake at night? Do you have concerns about anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, or is burglary and car crime a particular issue where you live?

Sussex Police and Wealden District Council have joined forces to host Police drop-in sessions at Wealden District Council buildings in Hailsham and Crowborough.

3 September, from 10-11 am at the Council’s Vicarage Lane office Hailsham and again on the 3rd October, from 10-11 am, again at the Vicarage Lane council offices.

Thursday 12th September from 3-4 pm, at the Town Council Offices at Pine Grove, and again on the Tuesday 12th November from 6-7 pm.

It’s your chance to raise your concerns, and report crime and anti-social behaviour directly to us.

Inspector Jon Gross of Wealden Prevention said: “These drop in sessions provide a great opportunity for the public to meet their local prevention officers and District Council representatives. They are very informal sessions offering a chance for residents to discuss issues affecting their communities, and for the Police and District Council colleagues to share details of current initiatives. No appointment required!”

To find out more about the various ways you can contact us and a range of crime prevention advice and support, please visit the Sussex Police website

PSCO recruitment opens 22nd August

PCSO recruitment in Sussex reopens once again this year on the 22nd August 2019. You can already register your interest in the role by emailing careers@sussex.pnn.police.uk

You can also find out more about the role and find FAQs here

From dealing with anti-social behaviour and taking statements from victims of crime, to providing reassurance and helping resolve community challenges; our Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) play a critical and visible role in helping keep our communities safe, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable, and preventing harm.

As the first point of contact for the community, you’ll need to be a great communicator; calm, confident and compassionate. You’ll need to be able to listen carefully, think through challenges and find solutions. Above all, you’ll simply care about the community and want to do what you can to keep it safe.

In return, we promise you a good starting salary, great training experiences, opportunities for progression, the chance to achieve a professional qualification - Level 4 Diploma in Community Policing Practice - and the pride that comes from helping others.

By successfully completing the recruitment process, you will join Sussex Police as a PCSO through our new 12-month apprenticeship programme.
This will give you the best possible training and, upon successful completion, you will achieve a Level 4 Diploma in Community Policing Practice – equivalent to a Higher National Certificate (HNC), foundation degree or the first year of an undergraduate degree.

Applications are expected to be high and the window of recruitment may close earlier than planned, should you wish to apply we would recommend you register your interest and apply in good time.

Summer Fun Days across Wealden, last few dates

Looking for something to do over the Summer holidays? Look no further than the Wealden Fun Days.

This free event, run by Wealden District Council, it’s a great opportunity to see what is available in your town for, not only for you, but also your family and friends; with a wide range of sports and activities, craft making, children entertainers and much, much more.

Local Officers from Wealden will also be in attendance offering parents and children crime prevention advice and support. In particular for children, offering safety advice on road and internet safety; and offering up-to-date tools and advice to help keep them safe when out on the roads and online.

The below website gives more details, as well as upcoming dates:
More information found here:

•           Friday 16 August (10am – 2pm) - Heathfield - Sheepsetting Lane Recreation Ground, Heathfield, TN21 0XG
•           Wednesday 21 August (10am – 2pm) Hailsham - Western Road Recreation Ground, Hailsham, BN27 3DY

Crime summary

Overnight on the 7th August, a commercial property off London Road, Uckfield, reported having their outer gates cut and entered by unknown suspects, various scrap metals were taken. (0220 of 07/08 relates)

A residential property off B2096, Three Cups Corner, had pedal cycles stolen from their shed overnight on the 7th August. (0293 of 07/08 relates)

A second property off Mill Lane, Heathfield also had their shed broken into overnight on the 7th August, whereby suspects have removed screws and locks from the shed door. Nothing was taken. (0872 of 07/08 relates)

In the evening of the 8th August, a suspicious vehicle was witnessed attempting to gain entry to a commercial property of Old Swan Lane, Hailsham. No entry was made and the registration number has been recorded. (0239 of 08/08 relates)

A property off Innham’s Wood, Crowborough, had their rear door forced open during the day time of the 13th August, once inside unknown suspects have searched rooms and taken various jewellery items from the house. (0713 of 13/08 relates)

During the evening of the 12th August, suspects have entered a victim’s home via the front door whilst victims were in the garden, once inside unknown suspects have conducted a search and taken various items of jewellery. (0046 of 13/08 relates)

In the small hours of the 15th August a property off Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham had their garden entered and garden furniture stolen from their shed. (0159 of 15/08 relates)

Please visit our crime prevention pages on garden and shed security, for ways you can protect your homes and belongings.

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

You can also visit our website at www.sussex.police.uk where you can find our easy to use online forms to report all non-emergencies to us.

You can also find police advice to keep you safe and help you understand the law, and also browse our crime prevention pages for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officers and specialist teams all across the police.

Have you ever had a policing question that doesn't actually require direct police involvement to answer?

Ask the Police is a great online source of information for the most frequently asked policing questions, visit www.askthe.police.uk/ for more information.

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