Newquay Safe The Newquay Safe partnership works together to reduce crime, disorder and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Working locally to improve community safety

Newquay Safe facilitates and supports a coordinated multi-agency approach to community safety issues to improve feelings of safety and public reassurance, reduce the risk of harm to the community and protect vulnerable groups.

Newquay Safe has been established since 2002. Originally the partnership was focused on evening and night time economy issues but due to changes with priorities for the town the partnership has adapted to address wider community safety issues. It works in partnership to address concerns outlined in the Delivery Plan, which is based on the evidence presented in the previous Newquay Town Profile, feedback from the Residents Survey and emerging concerns.

Our priorities:

Newquay Safe has identified the following community safety priorities for the town:

Our Delivery Plan is based on the evidence provided in our Newquay Town Profile.

What we have achieved:

Newquay Safe meets virtually on a monthly basis to ensure that regular dynamic intelligence and updates about emerging community safety, crime and antisocial behaviour across the town is fed in and acted upon.

Over the last 12 months we have continued to work together to tackle pockets of anti-social behaviour using a balance of support and enforcement measures, collaborative work with civil enforcement partners and focused activity in hotspot locations as well as targeting empty properties attracting ASB with Environmental Protection and Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service.

We have responded dynamically to local demands, moving mobile cameras to aid prevention and detection of crime as well as increase feelings of safety. We have also rolled out bystander training to licensed premises staff, security and taxi drivers. The active bystander approach is used to help prevent,
domestic abuse and sexual violence (DASV), sexual harassment, bullying and hate crime. The training was delivered in person in Newquay and will leave a lasting legacy for preventing violence and against women and girls (VAWG) and DASV in our communities.

We have supported Newquay Business Improvement District with the revitalisation of face-to- face Shopwatch meetings as well as continued promotion of the DISC reporting system to support and aid local businesses in tackling theft and shoplifting.

Looking to 2023-24 Newquay Safe have already taken part in the ‘Connecting on the Court’ event at Killacourt and are looking forward to further community engagement events.

Newquay Safe plans an environmental visual audit in several areas in the town. This audit will involve a number of partners from a range of different agencies, coming together to assess the physical space and agree actions to improve the area in line with situational crime prevention strategies.

We will be supporting Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service with the launch of their ‘Sand Safe’ initiative in partnership with RNLI as well as continuing to work with youth provision partners such as Young People Cornwall and Action for Children to support young people, address any concerns and target specific areas with outreach work.

If you would like to find out more about Newquay Safe please contact [email protected]

Advice for residents and businesses

If people experience anti-social behaviour, you can call 101 for non-emergencies and 999 in an emergency.

If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For concerns about rubbish such as glass and needles on the street, call Cornwall Council Refuse and Recycling on 0300 1234 141 or email [email protected]

More information on Newquay Safe here

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