Upperton – ESCC Election 2021
Paul Richards is standing in Upperton to speak up for local people and against cuts to local services. He wants the county council to do more for young people in the area. Paul is also standing as Labour’s candidate for police and crime commissioner in Sussex and is fighting for victims’ rights, and for more neighbourhood policing in communities like Upperton.
More Police On The Streets For Eastbourne says Upperton Candidate Paul Richards
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’.
Leafleting in Upperton
“Good morning to be out and about in Upperton”