Parliamentary inquiry into abuse of shop staff welcomed by Hastings traders

Hastings retailers have welcomed a newly published series of House of Commons recommendations aimed at tackling violence and abuse towards retail workers.  The Home Affairs committee’s 75-page report into escalating incidents of threats and violence directed towards shop staff proposes a series of measures that have been called for by local traders for some years.  […]

So you want to be a police officer? Well now’s your chance

Sussex Police has opened police officer recruitment for the first time this year, as part of its push to drive up police officer numbers by 2022. During this round of recruitment applications will be sought for those who will begin training in 2022 as part of a three year programme where recruits will study for […]

Operation Sceptre – getting knifes off our streets

Sussex Police is intensifying its activities in tackling knife crime and violence as part of the national week of action launching today. Operation Sceptre bolsters the work undertaken by Sussex police all year round to help keep residents safe from knife-related harm in their local communities. The campaign will focus on key themes such as prevention and […]

Death is ‘shocking reminder’ of inappropriate harassment and abuse against women

A Hastings councillor has pledged to find the resources and implement whatever is needed to allow local women to walk safely in Alexandra Park. Councillor Paul Barnett is the co-chair of The Safer Hastings and Safer Rother Joint Community Safety Partnership, the group issued a statement this week saying it was ‘deeply saddened’ by the […]