After the success of the previous online drop-in sessions, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Liaison Team are planning to host another online drop-in event at 12.00 pm until 2.00 pm on Saturday 28 April.
This month we will also be joined by Eric Page who is Brighton and Hove City Council’s LGBT Community Safety Officer and will be able to provide advice and support from a different perspective.
These won’t replace the popular local ‘in person’ drop-in sessions, the next of which will be held at 3 pm on Sunday 22 April at Redroaster Coffee House in Brighton.
You can join in the live chat at [link]www.sussex.police.uk/lgbt[/link] on the LGBT Facebook page by searching ‘Brighton LGBT Team’, on Twitter by tweeting @PoliceLGBT or by using the hashtag #lgbtdropin
There is also a neighbourhood online drop-in session running parallel to this as an opportunity for any residents of Kemptown and Tarner to discuss issues in their area and to generally get in touch with their Neighbourhood Policing Team. This is also open to the wider community of Sussex for any questions or comments that they might have. The neighbourhood online drop-in was piloted in February and was very popular alongside the LGBT online drop-ins. You can join in the Kemptown neighbourhood online drop-in at www.sussex.police.uk/livechat.
The online drop-in sessions will provide another way of getting involved for those who live further away, find it difficult to get out, or just prefer
to chat online.
PC Rachel Piggott, PC Rich Bridger and the council’s LGBT Community Safety Officer Eric Page will be available to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions on all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues around safety, the law and policing as well as responding to other neighbourhood concerns. Although the team is based in Brighton, you’ll be very welcome to join in if you live or work anywhere in Sussex.
Community Engagement Sergeant, West Sussex Division