Welcome to Secure Redoubt

Secure Redoubt was a six-month project funded by the government to prevent thefts, burglaries, shoplifting and vehicle crime in a specific part of Eastbourne.

Here you can read how we engaged with local people and made the Redoubt area a safer place to live and work by:

  • Improving the security of more than 100 homes for free
  • Delivering 233 free home security packs
  • Cleaning-up alleyways and installing lockable gates
  • Enhancing and opening up the Pavilion Gardens to make it a safer place
  • Installing a new CCTV network

Thank you to all the residents, businesses and partners who got involved. We hope our work inspires people to love where they live and to continue looking after their neighbourhood.

Councillor Rebecca Whippy, Cabinet member for Disabilities and Community Safety at Eastbourne Borough Council, said:

Secure Redoubt has accomplished so much in a short time and I’m delighted that more than 130 local people engaged with the project to give their views about improvements they wanted to make their homes and neighbourhood safer.
“Their feedback was invaluable in informing the steps taken by Secure Redoubt to ensure this area is now a cleaner, safer place to live and work.”

Councillor Stephen Holt, Devonshire ward councillor and Deputy Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, said:

The Redoubt part of Devonshire ward has a rich heritage and it is great to see how this project has not only made residents and businesses feel more secure, but also boosted their pride in this area.
“With strict geographical limitations on where and how the government money could be spent, one of Secure Redoubt’s big successes is the work carried out to open up the Pavilion Gardens through relandscaping and widening entrances to make it a more attractive, safer place to visit.”

Inspector Rachel Barrow, of Eastbourne Neighbourhood Police, said:

“Lots has been achieved, but let’s be clear, it cannot and will not stop here. Sussex Police seeks to find a healthy balance between the hands off and hands on approach, allowing local communities to take ownership and flourish as a safer place, whilst also providing the back up and support where & when it is most needed.”

Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

Having been awarded the Safer Streets funding by the Home Office, I am delighted to see so many improvements achieved in the Redoubt area of Eastbourne.
“Helping communities to feel safer is a key part of my role and this Safer Streets work has really made a difference to the area in terms of personal safety and improved security for local businesses.”