Working with Sussex Police on tackling Crime

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 tippingdog 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.

News

New Domestic Abuse Bill Welcomed

The Domestic Abuse Bill, which passed through all stages of its parliamentary process last week has been welcomed in Wealden.

Nus Ghani meets with new Wealden Inspector

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has virtually met with outgoing Wealden District Inspector Jon Gross and his successor, Inspector Kendal Wells to discuss policing, crime and future plans for Wealden.

Wealden police win national award for work in Uckfield

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the news that Wealden’s Neighbourhood Policing team have been honoured with a national problem-solving award for their work to engage with young people involved in, and at risk of, crime.

Sussex Police to receive additional funding

Sussex Police will receive an additional £18.1 million next year.

The Government plans to increase funding across the country to more than £15 billion, up by £636 million from this year. The figures include over £400 million to recruit 20,000 extra officers by 2023.

Additional funding for Sussex Police

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden has welcomed the announcement that Sussex Police will receive an additional £18.1 million next year to increase police officer numbers and keep communities safe.

Chairing the Prisons (Substance testing) Bill committee

The committee considered new legislation and amendments that would allow the testing of prisoners for any controlled drug, pharmacy medicine, prescription-only medicine, and all psychoactive substances, including any new compounds that emerge.