Wealden is a great place to live and has consistently low levels of crime. Despite this, there are occasional incidents of anti-social behaviour, domestic violence and rural crime taking place across the constituency.
I am in regular contact with Sussex Police and our District Commander Alasdair Henry to discuss individual cases of constituents, farmers, and local businesses who have reached out to me regarding local crime. I have previously raised fly tipping, dog theft, and rural crime with the Sussex Police and I have worked with them to tackle incidents of domestic violence.
We have a thriving and dynamic rural economy in Wealden, and rural crime has been a major issue to many of our farmers and food producers. To tackle rural crime, a multi-agency response is currently underway and Sussex Police has increased its presence and patrol activity across the region to deal with incidents speedily and effectively.
I am incredibly grateful to Sussex Police for their hard work and I am pleased our officers remain committed to ensuring they have visible presence in Wealden and continue to make Wealden a safer place to live.
I can assure Wealden residents that any criminal activity will be met with the full force of the law and urge them to report any concerns to the police.