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Crime Prevention Contacts

Sovereign Harbour is a low crime-rate area. Help Sussex Police keep it that way.

Contact Sussex Police

Non-emergencies - dial 101
Emergencies - dial 999
Report Crime on-line:

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously. Local anti-social behaviour issues should also be brought to the attention of the Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel.


An independent charity that gives people the power to speak up and stop crime – 100% anonymously. Telephone 0800 555 111. They also offer practical advice to help protect your home, family business and vehicle. Web site...

Fraud and Cyber Crime

To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 -

Blue Badge Misuse

Anyone who has information regarding misuse of Blue Badges is asked to report it by calling 01323 464244 or emailing

Local Neighbourhood Alert

The latest edition of these useful and regular alerts are available on the Eastbourne Neighbourhood Panels web site... They contain news and up-to-date information about local law enforcement, crime prevention, fraud, safety and other issues.

Operation Blitz

Sussex Police are keen to have more residents signing-up to their Operation Blitz scheme in Eastbourne. Members receive a weekly email notifying them of extra police patrols in their area targeting antisocial behaviour (normally on a Friday and Saturday evening). The message includes a mobile number of one of the officers on patrol, so the team can be contacted directly. To join Operation Blitz create an account and sign in to it at: Then go to Community Interests, and at the bottom of the screen click "Switch to advanced mode", then tick "Anti-Social Behaviour Prevention" and Save

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch Association

Neighbourhood Watch is a community-run independent charity covering around 100,000 households in Sussex. Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch currently has 456 schemes across the Borough and covers 14,419 homes. We are always looking to increase our numbers as there are over 47,000 homes in Eastbourne in all and, in an ideal world, they would all be members of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. The Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner works closely with Neighbourhood Watch to strengthen links between Sussex Police and local residents, and also to promote public and community safety. Members are also included in the PCC's focus groups.

Winding Up of Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel.  Earlier this month [Novermber 2020], after much consideration, I wrote to the Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel members informing them that I was standing down as Chair.  I requested they let me know if any one of them wished to replace me as Chair and, if not, then to please vote on whether or not we should wind up the Neighbourhood Panel in accordance with the Constitution of Sovereign Harbour Neighbourhood Panel i.e: “In circumstances where the Panel membership no longer considers the Neighbourhood Panel to be viable or have value then it can be wound up. This will be done by a majority vote at a Panel meeting comprising at least 75% of members”  Regrettably no one felt they could take on the Chairmanship and, in the circumstances, the Members voted unanimously in favour of winding up the Panel.

Consequently, on behalf of the Panel, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Councillors and EBC for their continued support since the formation of the panel in 2008 which has been invaluable to us, and the Police for helping us to troubleshoot so many ASB problems etc in the Neighbourhood. I also thank our Associate Members for liaising with us and attending our meetings to ensure we have all been ‘on the same page’ so to speak.
Joan Brady 

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