Devonshire Action Plan

Introduction In 2005 the Devonshire Ward Area Profile was published as a result of an initiative by the Eastbourne Strategic Partnership. This involved a large community consultation exercise together with a bringing together of factual data on the ward drawn from a number of different sources.

The profile described considerable areas of deprivation and need. The report led to the creation of the Devonshire Project, a coordinated strategy which involved key partners from the statutory sector together with other interested parties, most importantly the community itself.
The link below will take you to a report of what the Plan has achieved so far and what is currently planned.

Download the Devonshire Action Plan

Your Neighbourhood Team

Seaside Neighbourhood Panel News

29th March 2016

2016 Panel Meetings

Panel meetings for the remainder of 2016:

  • 4th May
  • 6th July
  • 7th September
  • 2nd November

All meetings start at 7pm and are held in the Church Hall at St Agnes Whitley Road.

17th October 2012

Next Panel Meeting

Next Seaside Neighbourhood Panel meeting will be held on 7th November at 7:00pm in St Agnes Church Halll, Whitley Road.

22nd July 2011

Seaside Neighbourhood Panel Priorities

1) ASB in Regency Park (mainly Bateman's House & Penhurst House)
2) ASB in and around Vine Square area (Princes Park end)
3) Drug dealing in Burfield & Marine Roads

13th May 2011

A first for the `Quality Streets’ event at Wartling Road

Eastbourne Community Safety Partnership’s Quality Streets event held on
Tuesday 3rd May featured two new organisations to the event.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency provided Officers who gave advice
about safety at sea and talked about the work that they do along the
Eastbourne coastline and Health Trainers from NHS East Sussex Downs &
Weald handed out leaflets and gave advice about healthy living, stopping
smoking and sensible drinking.

These organisations were in addition to the local Police, Eastbourne
Borough Council’s community enforcement, NSL (parking enforcement),
Neighbourhood Watch, East Sussex County Council Trading Standards and
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s Home Safety Team who were all
available for residents to speak to at the Community Centre, Wartling
Road, Eastbourne.

For more information please Click Here ..

12th November 2010

`Quality Streets’ event at Whitley Road Recreation
Ground, Eastbourne

The Eastbourne Crime Reduction Partnership invites all residents and visitors to their Quality Streets event to be held in Whitley Road Recreation Ground, Eastbourne on Thursday 18th November 2010. Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team and Roads Policing, Eastbourne Borough Council’s Community Enforcement, Waste Awareness, Environmental Health and dog warden, Eastbourne Homes, East Sussex County Council Trading Standards and Youth Development Service, Sussex Police Authority, Neighbourhood Watch, the Seaside Neighbourhood Panel and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s Home Safety Team will be at the Recreation Ground between 3pm and 8pm.

For more information please Click Here >>

11th November 2010

The latest update on the Area Priorities

The top 3 police priorities are:

1) Vehicle crime in Winchelsea / Wartling Roads

2) Vehicle crime in the square of Addingham Rd, Royal Parade, Beamsley Rd and Seaside

3) Dog fouling in Hanover Road (especially outside Christ Church)

Main vehicle crime appears to be happening on late Saturday nights to early hours of Sunday Mornings. Residents feel it is the ripple affect after clubs closing times.


13th May 2009

The Seaside Neighbourhood Panel has now been in place since the spring of 2009. Currently, it meets at 7pm on the second Wednesday of alternate months (January, March, May, July, September, November) in the Church Hall behind St Agnes Church, Whitley Road. The panel is chaired by local resident, Jane Dubery and is in need of a volunteer to take notes at the meetings and to type them up.

The panel covers part of the Devonshire Ward and is a long narrow strip of Eastbourne from Bourne Street to the Tesco/Staples Roundabout. From Bourne Street to Whitley Road it includes the roads between the seafront and the railway line. From Whitley Road to the roundabout it includes the roads south of Seaside. The eastern boundary is the stretch of Lottbridge Drove from Staples to the seafront.

During the last year priorities have included

  • Cycling on pavements particularly along Seaside and Whitley Road.
  • Street drinking
  • Drug dealing
  • Parking on pavements
  • Rubbish in alleyways
  • Dog fouling

Action by the police team and, where appropriate, by council departments has resulted in improvement. Some of the issues are very specific and intensive action by the police has solved them but others come up repeatedly so are reprioritized.

The panel covers a diverse area from the town centre to the open areas of the beach and Princes Park so the problems can be quite different between the two ends of the area. However the panel tries to address everybody’s concerns and has prioritised issues that affect just one or two people, such as illegal parking in specific places, as well as issues that affect the whole area, such as cycling on pavements.

All residents in the area are welcome to attend meetings but if the time or place aren’t right for you email your concerns to the chairman using the link in the green button on the right. The eastern end of Devonshire ward nearer to Princess Park is underrepresented in the group so residents from this are  particularly welcome.