Bexhill Street Pastors receive £4,000 from police

Inspector James Scott hands over the cheque
Inspector James Scott hands over the cheque

Bexhill Street Pastors has received a grant of £4,000 from the police and crime commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.

Inspector James Scott visited the pastors during their fourth commissioning service recently to accept the grant award on behalf of Katy Bourne, Sussex police and crime commissioner. Inspector Scott explained how the funding will help reduce crime and improve community safety.

Karen Coughlan, Bexhill Street Pastors coordinator, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Safer in Sussex Community Fund, which will support 10 new street pastors.”

Mrs Bourne said: “The Bexhill Street Pastors is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our communities safer. Since the Community Fund launched in December 2013 more than 100 projects have been supported and more than £500,000 made available to local crime reduction and community safety initiatives.

“I am delighted with the response the Fund has received, which tells me local organisations and community groups care about – and are committed to – helping keep Sussex safe.

“I look forward to visiting the team at Bexhill Street Pastors and following the progress of their project over the coming months.”

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