Katy Bourne, the newly elected Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, will help launch the Force’s domestic abuse campaign this Friday (14 December) morning. Mrs Bourne will be accompanied by Chief Constable Martin Richards along with the CEO of Rise, Gail Grey, and Detective Inspector Miles Ockwell, who oversees Brighton and Hove Anti Victimisation Unit (AVU) plus a domestic abuse survivor.The aim of the campaign is to encourage earlier reporting of domestic abuse and encourage its victims to talk to police and partner agencies and not suffer in silence. Sussex Police want the crime of domestic abuse to be frowned upon as much as any other crime and for victims to be aware of the help and support that is available from both the police and partner agencies.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has joined local businesses in Brighton and Hove pledging their commitment to paying staff a fair wage.The Living Wage looks at the basic cost of living in Brighton. The minimum wage is currently £6.19, but according to the Chamber of Commerce, which is the driving force behind the local scheme, the cost of living is far higher and it is pushing for all employees to receive at least £7.20 per hour, or £14k per year.
Commissioner Katy Bourne joined staff working in witness care units at their annual conference held at Slaugham Manor this week (Wednesday 5 December).Mrs Bourne was elected Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner on a manifesto pledge to tackle domestic abuse; the theme of this year’s conference.The Commissioner will be focusing on domestic abuse as a key priority in her first year in office, with the aim of increasing reporting through greater confidence and improvements in support and care to victims.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has committed £250 from her budget towards the running costs of a new independent local action team set up to improve the St James’ Street area in Brighton.Mrs Bourne attended a public meeting last Friday (30 November), at the Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, which was held to give local residents and businesses the opportunity to raise their concerns following a series of violent incidents in St James Street and safety concerns in the area.
National Farmers Union East Sussex AGM
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will join Adam Quinney, National Farmers Union Vice President at the East Sussex AGM this week (Thursday 6 December). The meeting is being held at Boship Hotel, Lower Dicker, and starts at 7.00pm.
Katy Bourne is visiting Westminster today to attend a ‘welcome event’ with home secretary Theresa May.All 41 of the Police & Crime Commissioners – elected last month – are set to attend, with issues to be discussed including the challenges faced by central government funding cuts and concerns over growing involvement of the private sector in policing.
Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will attend a public meeting today (Friday 30 November), at the Dorset Gardens Methodist Church at 5.30pm. The meeting is being held to give local residents and businesses the opportunity to raise their concerns following a series of violent incidents in St James Street and an article by the Argus highlighting safety concerns in the area.
Commissioner attends Rise Living Library
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, attended The Rise Living Library this week (Thursday 29 November). The event brings together service users and professionals so that members of the public can ask them openly about their lives and experiences.Rise, formerly the Women’s Refuge Project, was founded in 1994 and is an independent, registered charity providing services for women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse, in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove.
SPCC attends NFU West Sussex AGM
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, attended the National Farmers Union (NFU) West Sussex AGM in Billingshurst this week (Wednesday November 27).The Commissioner listened to West Sussex NFU concerns and responded to questions about metal theft, poaching, burglary, and travellers.
The Sussex Police and Crime Panel met for the first time this week (Monday November 26), and heard from Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, who officially took up her post on Thursday November 22. The Commissioner outlined her vision for the role and took questions from members of the Panel.