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

Working locally to improve community safety

Truro Safe was established in 2013. Originally the partnership was focused on evening and night time economy issues but due to changes with priorities for the city the partnership has adapted to address all community safety concerns.

The priorities for Truro Safe are outlined in the Delivery Plan which is based on the evidence presented in the Truro City Profile and feedback from the Residents Survey.

Our priorities:

What have we achieved:

Truro 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.

In the past 12 months Truro Safe has been busy rolling out various programmes and projects funded by the Home Office’s Safer Streets fund. This has included new street lighting, CCTV cameras, Healthy Relationships programme in partnership with Truro and Penwith College, additional youth outreach and drugs and alcohol workers as well as additional Policing patrols in order to tackle pockets of anti-social behaviour with a balance of support and enforcement measures.

We have undertaken collaborative work with civil enforcement partners to focus activity in hotspot locations as well as target empty properties with Environmental Protection and Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service that have been attracting ASB; responded dynamically to local demands and working collaboratively with Truro BID to support businesses with the Shopwatch scheme and any challenges they face in the city. The designated ASB caseworker continues to work hard to build relationships with all members of the community especially those perpetrating ASB with a balanced approach between
support and enforcement.

Looking to 23-24 Truro Safe has already held numerous Community Safety and Anti-Social Behaviour Drop-ins on the Piazza and supermarkets. Truro Safe plans environmental visual audits in several areas in the city. 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 continue 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 continuing the legacy left from the Safer Streets funding and additional provision provided as a result. This includes new equipment such as a mobile cinema and generator as well as a continuation of community youth football sessions in partnership with Truro City Council. Truro Safe is also supporting Truro BID with their Truro City Support Security team and shaping the way they support both businesses and the community.

Truro Safe Leaflet

We have produced an information leaflet, mainly aimed at local businesses and visitors, which sets out some of the key issues in relation to street drinking, begging and rough sleeping in Truro.

It provides information on the issues that are visible on the streets, the organisations that are providing support, key contacts should people have any local concerns and also how people can help.

If you would like to be involved with Truro Safe or to find out more please contact [email protected]