Minutes of Lancing Community  Panel

Monday 4th December 2017 at 7.00 p.m.

Present:  David Hansford Chr, Sidney Hilsum, Dinah Wheatley .

(3 present )

Apologies: Paul Abbott,Ann Bridges,Callum Buxton, Ann & Collin Goodridge, Doris & Steve Martin, PCSO Rachell Silver.



David Hansford welcomed every one to the the meeting, apologies for absence were made and minutes of the last meeting were presented.

Report from Sussex Police

The only thing really to mention is around the Street Briefing we held at Beach Green in response to concerns about ASB in the area.

I requested crime figures from 01/01/16 to 31/10/17 for the green prior to the Briefing. There has been a rise in reports of Burglary and Criminal Damage during October, but this can be accounted for because of the damage caused to the windows of The Perch and the damage caused to some unused beach huts.

For this time period overall there has been the following reports:


Burglary -5 (4 or these were reported in October)

Criminal Damage - 8 (6 of these were reported in October)

Other offences 2

Other theft & handling - 1

Possession of controlled drugs (cannabis) - 1

Violence against person - 5


ASB (environmental) - 1

ASB (nuisance) - 18

Other non-crime incidents - 30

There are the usual natural variations (ie. ASB tends to increase around school summer holidays), but nothing that reflects the level of issues being talked about on social media.

We use call volumes to identify hotspot crime areas, so if things aren’t being reported to us, Beach Green will drop off our Hotspot area list. This is why people need to be encouraged to report things to us.

Graeme Foster

Police Community Support Officer

News from NSL Parking (Paul Abbott)

Nothing to report

Worthing Court Cases

These were available at the meeting and passed round, with Tm Drew's NHW Herald Notes.

Chairman's Report

(DH) reported on his attendance at various meeting

11th September Martin Perry (New Monks Farm Development) - Parish Hall

13th September NHW – Lewes

14th September Tim Loughton – Parish Hall

15th September - 27th October Keep Lancing Safe – Parish Hall

26th September - 31st October - 28th November – Joint Action Group

Matter Arising

Theft of Christmas trees fron Gardener & Scardifield.

Virgin – door to door  scam.

Note from  Clir Ann Bridges

Please be aware that MP Tim Loughton is in touch with the Chief Constable West Sussex Police re the vandalism on Beach Green. Best regards, Cllr. Ann Bridges

Web site

Our site is viewable at www.lancingnhw.org.uk  You can view Minutes of our meetings with numerous links including :

Sussex Police

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioners New Letters

Lancing Parish Council

West Sussex County Council

New Monk Farm Development  

A27 Speed Warning Board

News from (DM) Highways England the sign is in place awaiting switch on.


Scam Books, NHW membership application Forms & Window Stickers were available at the meeting.

Date of next meeting: Monday 12th March 2018  7pm Lancing Parish Hall, Bar Area.

 The meeting closed at 8.10 p.m.     

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