We need more police in Upperton to crack down on anti-social behaviour and crime, says Labour.
UPPERTON residents are angry about the rise in antisocial behaviour around Gildredge Park, Eastbourne station, and on the streets after dark.
There are reports of loud noise, vandalised cars, and large groups leaving litter in the parks. The area around the station, with evidence of drugs use, feels unsafe to many local people.
Local campaigner PAUL RICHARDS says enough is enough. Mr Richards, who is standing as Labour’s candidate in Upperton in the local elections on 6 May, says the answer lies in more police on the streets of Eastbourne, working in neighbourhood teams with Upperton residents, to prevent crime and antisocial behaviour.
Mr Richards is also calling on East Sussex county council to reverse cuts to youth services across the county.
He said: ‘It’s obvious if you cut police numbers and cancel youth services, there will be a rise in crime and antisocial behaviour. Young people need a stake in society, not to be told they don’t count. Without more police and proper public services, there will be a continuing rise in crime’.