STREETS in Eastbourne are set to benefit from funding aimed at preventing crime and providing new community support.
The project is aimed at youth initiatives and new surveillance cameras, as well as combating violence against women and girls.
Funding comes from an offer from Eastbourne Borough Council to the Home Office through the Safer Streets Fund.
Councilor Rebecca Whippy, Senior Disability and Community Safety Officer, said: “There is much to be excited about in this funding programme, but I am particularly encouraged by the focus on projects for our young people in Eastbourne.
“The impact of Covid and lockdowns has had a major impact on mental health and on the activities that so many younger residents used to enjoy.
“This money is fantastic news for Eastbourne and a really positive development for community engagement activities.”
Around £250,000 has been allocated to improve the area through a range of initiatives.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20862626.eastbourne-benefits-uk-government-funding/?ref=rss Eastbourne benefits from the British government