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In 2020, the Home Office awarded £419,000 through the Safer Streets fund to help reduce thefts, burglaries, robberies, shoplifting, and vehicle crime in a specific part of Eastbourne after police figures showed the number of these offences was high.

A partnership of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Eastbourne Borough Council, Sussex Police, the Business Crime Reduction Partnership and 3VA was formed to launch Secure Redoubt.

The government money was provided to reduce this type of acquisitive crime strictly for this area only covering a set of roads in the Redoubt area, taking in part of Seaside and Royal Parade – see map. The grant could not be spent elsewhere in other parts of Eastbourne and the project needed to be completed within six months.

Courtesy of Ordnance Survey
Courtesy of Ordnance Survey

Covid-19 restrictions posed difficulties, however the Secure Redoubt team found ways of engaging with local people to make improvements to their homes and the local area based on their vision of a safer, cleaner neighbourhood.