PCSO allocations and patrols this week

Following the recent changes to PCSO deployment in Sussex, many areas will have already seen a change in their communities, as newly allocated locations have been rolled out to PCSOs across the district, what follows is snapshot of some of the patrols conducted this week by your PCSOs.

PCSOs Willson and Osborne have been allocated Ditchling, Wivelsfield and Westmeston areas, this week they joined local SpeedWatch groups to support Neighbourhood SpeedWatch groups in the area, who were conducting speed checks across the villages. It also gave PCSO Willson the opportunity to show new recruit PCSO Osborne around their allocated areas, to meet and speak to local residents, whilst offering support to small businesses following business breaks in in other areas of Sussex.

In other areas, Piddinghoe, and north Newhaven have been allocated to PCSO Marchant.
PCSO Marchant, an experienced PCSO, who will continue to be the eyes and ears of the community, engaging closely with the public and partners to gather intelligence, prevent crime and tackle issues.

This week he has been out alongside Lewes District Council members, joining Newhaven Meeching and Town PCSO, PCSO Nicholson, working their way along Newhaven seafront, the town centre and memorial gardens following an increase in graffiti appearing in the area.

PCSO Nicholson also joined South Heighton Neighbourhood Watch meetings this week, as well as Parish Councils meetings; and also proudly attended the Newhaven Remembrance Day parade at the Newhaven Memorial on Sunday morning.

Whilst Police Sergeant Mason, and PCSO Collins also proudly attended Remembrance Services and parades in Lewes on Sunday morning, laying a wreath on behalf of Lewes Police.

PCSOs Horscroft and Castle attended a drop in session at Lewes Trinity Church this week to speak to senior and vulnerable members of the community about recent scams and offer support and guidance on keeping warm and safe during the winter months. Two key messages; ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it likely is’ and ‘Keep a light on’ were shared, along with our latest copy of the little book of big scams.