The rise of violence and sexual offences in Britain’s sunshine coast

Tweet To hear Eastbourne is in the top 10 of the UK’s happiest towns may surprise many. To hear this is the case when there is an alarmingly growing rate of violence and sexual offences should surprise many. With the number of violence and sexual offences being doubled in the last two years, it may no longer be tears of joy crawling down the faces of Eastbourne residents. 39 violence and sexual offence cases were reported in January 2017. Eastbourne’s crime map on Police.uk shows this figure more than doubled…

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Eastbourne Bus Transformed For Homeless

Tweet Eastbourne family act on their past experiences to create a bus shelter for homeless people in East Sussex.   Christopher Bedford, 29, struggled with being homeless most of his life but decided he wanted to change it for the better when he established Rise and Shine Bus Shelter with his wife Claire and son Kayden. Bedford, 29, said: “Everybody needs that second chance” The double decker bus, which will be accessible 24 hours a day, is over halfway through construction with hope to be complete soon.  Bedford said: “We’ve learnt…

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Make Eastbourne a carbon-neutral town

Tweet Our performance to reduce global warming is ineffective compared to other similar local authority regions. Friends of the Earth revealed that Eastbourne has 5 megawatts of renewable energy available coming from natural and clean power like the sea, sun and wind- but if it were to match similar local council neighborhoods, it would have 33MW. Renewable energy can come from wind farms and solar panels; on average, 1MW of sustainable power creates enough energy for 125 homes. Tree coverage needs to increase, as Bluesky International Ltd- an aerial survey…

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