Community Safety

Community Safety


Two Councillors have Community Safety in their portfolio and are able to deal with most of the queries you might have regarding the safety and welfare of village residents, if they cannot answer your query directly they can help you access the appropriate source of the information.

If you cannot contact the portfolio holder you can contact any Councillor or the Clerk they will be able to point you towards the information you require if they do not have it to hand.


Most of the time, if you need to contact the Police, it will not be an emergency, so you will not need to use 999 which should only be used for EMERGENCIES when there is a risk to life or property.

ALL UK Police Forces now use a single telephone number for non-emergency contact, where you do not require immediate assistance is 101. 

When a call is received on 101, the system recognises where the call is being made from and directs your call to the Police Force covering that area. If you are calling from a location that is on the border between two forces you will be asked which one you require.

101 can also be used to get in touch with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team


Monthly Police Newsletters

August 2020 Newsletter


Etchingham has an active Community Speedwatch team that conducts 15-20 roadside sessions each month, monitoring the speeds of vehicles passing through the village.

Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join, with the support of Police, to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.