Horsham District Council will be working in partnership with Sussex Police to run a Drugs Action Week from 24 to 28 June, offering advice and safeguarding information across the Horsham District.
The Council’s Neighbourhood Warden teams in Billingshurst, Horsham, Pulborough, Southwater, Steyning and Storrington will be taking part by giving out information leaflets in their parishes. These will include advice relating to support for substance misuse, safeguarding and how to report incidents of drugs use. The wardens will also visit local schools and distribute leaflets to rail commuters.
The Horsham Town wardens will be undertaking joint patrols with local police officers during the week, to speak to the public about anti-social behaviour and the dangers of drugs use.
If you are you concerned about your child being involved with drugs, you may want to sign up to a free drugs information evening for parents and grandparents of secondary school age children, which is being run in partnership with Sussex Police. The session takes place on Thursday 4 July in the Park Barn, Horsham, from 7pm – 8:30pm.
This session will be delivered by PC Darren Worsfold and Kirsty Lindgren from West Sussex County Council Children’s Services team, with support from Horsham District Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour team.
Places are limited, so you must register on Eventbrite to confirm your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
e/drugs-information-evening- tickets-62199623749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Councillor Tricia Youtan, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing, said: “Drug misuse is a growing issue and I am pleased that, as a council, we are working in partnership with other agencies to run a number of activities, offer advice and support our communities.”
If you would like to report non-urgent drug-related matters, you can do so online at: www.sussex.police.uk , by calling Sussex Police on 101 or reporting anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Any urgent matters should be reported to 999.