Safer Liskeard

December 10th, 2018 by

Six months after the launch of Safer Liskeard, the town is already seeing the benefits of bringing its community safety partners together.

The group includes representatives from Cornwall Council, Liskeard Town Council, the police, fire service, and other agencies, who have targeted a set of key priorities to help improve community safety and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

Based on the findings from the residents’ survey and crime data the team have identified four key priorities to tackle in the coming months:

  1. Problem drug use/dangerous drug networks/county lines/cuckooing and the associated violence
  2. Domestic abuse
  3. Taking Pride in Liskeard and improved feelings of safety
  4. Comms, community engagement and building community resilience

Some steps have already been taken, including a plan to install a ‘sharps bin’ for drug litter outside the Sungirt toilets in the town.

The team also took part in Op Aident in September, which involved multi agency site visits to hotels and B&Bs in the town centre to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and how to spot the signs.

Safer Liskeard also had a multi-agency stand at Liskeard Community Hospital during national Domestic Abuse week.

Future action will focus on a Community Safety Section at Liskeard Community Fair in March 2019, police-led shoplifting prevention training for local businesses in January and concentrated partnership activity in areas highlighted as problematic and targeted outreach with young people will take place.

Lucy Allison, Community Safety Officer for East Cornwall said:  “In the six months since its launch, Safer Liskeard has been engaging with the public and partners to see where our focus should be in the town, and we have already identified some key areas for action.

“Liskeard is a fantastic place to live and work, and we want to ensure it remains that way, and to help residents grow an even stronger feeling of pride in the town.

Residents and businesses… Report It!

If people experience anti-social behaviour; email 101@dc.police.uk, telephone 101 or use contact form here 

In an emergency call 999

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Safer St Austell sleep out in solidarity

December 7th, 2018 by

Spending a night under the stars may seem like a good idea during the summer, but a group of community workers got a glimpse of the grim reality of homelessness at a special event in St Austell last night.

Officers from the Safer St Austell team spent the night at White River Place protected only by sleeping bags and cardboard.

The event was organised to highlight the issue of homelessness, as well as to help promote the local support services available and to demonstrate how well individuals are supported within St Austell.

 

The group, which included representatives from Addaction, Cosgarne Hall, SAHA Freshstart, Cornwall Council’s Community Safety, Localism and Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Mayor Gary King, Deputy Mayor Tim Styles and Cornwall Councillor James Mustoe slept out between 10pm and 6am, enduring a long damp night.

Helen Catherall, Addaction worker, said: “Homelessness is a sign. It tells us that there has been a crisis or that there is an underlying issue. Ironically, homelessness is barrier to accessing support when it’s needed the most. This is why it is so important to report rough sleeping to Streetlink either via their online reporting system or by telephoning Streetlink on 0300 500 0914 to ensure support is offered.”

Gareth Bray, Chairman of Cosgarne Hall Board of Trustees, said: “St Austell has a long history supporting those who are homeless going back to the 1800s and we are pleased to be involved with the sleep out to continue to raise awareness around support services. We want to highlight that although we are raising awareness through this event those who have attended had a choice to sleep out whereas those who are homeless do not have this choice.”

Sue James, Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for environment and public protection, said:  “Homelessness is an issue we are determined to tackle, and events such as this help raise awareness of the problem.

“It is vital we do all we can to encourage people to contact Streetlink if you see anyone sleeping on the streets. The sooner we are informed, the quicker we can offer the support that these vulnerable people need.”

Advice for residents and businesses

  • If you see someone sleeping rough you can contact Streetlink via www.streetlink.org.uk or 0300 500 0914 (or 999 if they need urgent medical assistance).  Individuals sleeping rough can contact the Cornwall Housing Options Team on 0300 1234 161 or drop into an Information Service (formerly called One Stop Shop).
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Partial Premises Closure in Camborne

December 7th, 2018 by

A team of agencies have worked in partnership to secure a partial closure of a premises in Camborne.

Those involved were members of the Camborne, Pool and Redruth Neighbourhood Policing Team, Coastline Housing Association and Anti-social Behaviour Caseworker Dorian Thomas.

The closure was applied for in response to a catalogue of reports of crime, anti-social behaviour and disorder at the address which was having a significant impact on its neighbours.  Efforts were made to engage with the tenant of the address, offering support to help address the issues at the root of the problems before an application for a closure was decided upon.

The partial closure that has been granted allows the only the tenant to have access to the property.  As the recorded incidents all involved visitors to the address, the hope is that this will prevent further issues and give local residents the ability to enjoys their homes without feeling scared, intimidated and being disturbed at all hours of the day and night.

Police and partner agencies are able to draw on a broad range of powers and legislation to tackle the whole spectrum of issues associated with anti-social behaviour.  The first step is always for members of the public to talk to report issues that are affecting them.  This can be done online at www.devonandcornwall.police.uk or by calling 101

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Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO)

December 7th, 2018 by

On 31st October 2018, Cornwall Magistrates Court granted a 2 year Criminal Behaviour Order on Mr Christopher Aaron German with the following prohibitions:

MUST NOT:

  1. ENTER OR ATTEMPT TO ENTER PREMISES WHICH YOU ARE BANNED FROM.
  • SUPERDRUG 5-9 TRELOWARREN STREET CAMBORNE TR14 8AD
  • TESCO STORES, STATION ROAD POOL REDRUTH TR15 3QJ.
  • MORRISONS, AGAR ROAD, ILLOGAN HIGHWAY, POOL, REDRUTH TR15 3NH
  1. REMAIN IN ANY COMMERCIAL PREMISES IN CORNWALL IF ASKED TO LEAVE BY A MEMBER OF STAFF, MANAGER OR PREMISES OWNER.

CBO – Order Poster – Aaron

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Safer Penzance act on concerns in Town Centre

November 15th, 2018 by

Safer Penzance has been made aware of a number of concerns regarding a small group of individuals and incidents of anti-social behaviour escalating from an empty shop doorway in the town centre.

 

Penzance BID, Cornwall Council and partners have been exploring all options to effectively tackle the situation. The Police continued to visit the area on a regular basis and issued a section 35 order on one individual who was dispersed from the town on Friday.

This morning Cornwall Council in partnership with Cormac and Devon & Cornwall Police, have temporarily secured the area outside of the shop front by fencing off a small sheltered space to prevent further incidents of anti-social behaviour.

Cornwall Councillor Tim Dwelly stated “I spoke to the managers of the site today, Lee Baron Group. As a result, they are planning to fully secure the covered portico space in front of the former Dorothy Perkins, with secure access including a locked door. The Council’s temporary fencing will therefore help protect the site until this work is finished, which should be very soon.

“My understanding is that there is now an offer on the building so I hope it will soon be brought back into productive use. The behaviour of those occupying the space over recent weeks has been completely unacceptable. Penzance does not tolerate anti-social behaviour. It also supports people with genuine needs. There is a winter night shelter available for rough sleepers. I can assure residents that the Council, the BID, the Police and councillors have been working extremely hard to deal with this situation. We won’t let up on making Penzance safe and tackling behaviour that blights the town centre. Unfortunately simple solutions are often not available. Both the Police and Council have to operate within their legal powers.”

St Petroc’s, Addaction and partners will continue to work with the individuals affected, with extensive work taking place to support and offer suitable accommodation options, safeguard individuals and take appropriate action to reduce any further concerns.

Members of the public are encouraged to continue reporting incidents of ASB as they occur as it gives the police the opportunity to respond and deal with the incidents as they occur. In addition these reports are used as evidence to support action and prosecution against those causing ASB problems in the Town.

Safer Penzance continues to encourage people to report all incidents and concerns.

To report Street Drinking and ASB

Please ensure that all incidents are reported to, and logged with, the police directly

  • Email 101@dc.police.uk
  • Call 101 to contact the Police (non-emergency) or 999 if you have serious immediate concerns.

To notify the council of rough sleepers

  • Please report via StreetLink (leaflet attached). StreetLink is a 24/7 website, mobile app and phone line, which allows you to send an alert about the location of someone sleeping rough.

To ask for rubbish, refuse, littering, and needles to be cleared

  • Report It” pages on the council website (as when reported in this way incidents are monitored for action and you will get an update of the progress of anything reported using this system)

https://secure.cornwall.gov.uk/selfservice/citizenportal/form.aspx?form=Report_Fly_Tipping&tmpl=Report_Fly_Tipping

To report noise nuisance

Contact the Environmental Protection Team by calling 0300 1234 212 or by e-mail publicprotection@cornwall.gov.uk

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Criminal Behaviour Order

November 8th, 2018 by

CBO – Order Poster – Mr Russell Desmond 081018

On 08 October 2018, Cornwall Magistrates Court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order on Mr Russell Desmond with the following prohibitions:

MUST NOT:

1. ENGAGE IN, THREATEN TO ENGAGE IN CONDUCT THAT CAUSES OR IS CAPABLE OF CAUSING A NUISANCE, ANNOYANCE, AND ALARM TO ANY PERSON OR PERSONS WHICH MAY CAUSE THEM TO FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY IN CORNWALL.

2. BE IN POSSESSION OF AN OPEN CONTAINER OR CONSUME ALCOHOL IN PUBLIC AREA DESIGNATED BY A PUBLIC SPACES PROTECTION ORDER (PSPO) AND AREAS WHERE THE PUBLIC HAVE ACCESS TO IN CAMBORNE. (As bounded on the attached map)

3. REFUSE TO SURRENDER ANY OPEN CONTAINER CONTAINING ALCOHOL WHEN REQUESTED TO DO SO BY A POLICE OFFICER OR A POLICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER (PCSO) IN CORNWALL.

4. ENTER OR ATTEMPT TO ENTER COMMERCIAL SQUARE CAMBORNE WHILST IN A STATE OF DRUNKENNESS. (As bounded on the attached map)

5. REMAIN IN ANY COMMERCIAL PREMISES IF ASKED TO LEAVE BY A MEMBER OF STAFF, MANAGER OR PREMISES OWN IN THE AREA OF CORNWALL

Duration of the Criminal Behaviour Order. 2 Years

Any relevant information should be passed to:
Police Non Emergency – 101
Police Emergency – 999
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers

 

 

 

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Criminal Behaviour Order

November 8th, 2018 by

CBO – Order Poster – Chris German 311018

On the 31 October 2018, Cornwall Magistrates Court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order on Christopher Aaron German with the following prohibitions:

MUST NOT:
1. ENTER OR ATTEMPT TO ENTER PREMISES WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM

 SUPERDRUG. 5 – 9, TRELOWARREN STREET, CAMBORNE, CORNWALL TR14 8AD

 TESCO STORES, STATION ROAD, POOL, REDRUTH, CORNWALL, TR15 3QJ

 MORRISONS, AGAR ROAD, ILLOGAN HIGHWAY POOL, REDRUTH, CORNWALL, TR15 3NH

2. REMAIN IN ANY COMMERCIAL PREMISES IF ASKED TO LEAVE BY A MEMBER OF STAFF, MANAGER OR PREMISES OWNER IN THE AREA OF CORNWALL

Duration of the Criminal Behaviour Order: 2 years

Any relevant information should be passed to:

Police Non Emergency – 101
Police Emergency – 999
Alternatively you can contact Crime stoppers anonymously
on 0800 555111

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New powers help Cornwall Council and Police tackle criminal private landlords

July 17th, 2018 by
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Safer Towns Delivery

July 12th, 2018 by

In April 2018 our Safer Towns Scheme successfully launched in ten towns, which expanded on the scheme originally in place in St Austell, Truro, Newquay and Penzance.

The aim of Safer Towns is to improve community safety and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour by targeting persistent problem places and people within the geographical areas and work with communities, partners and the business and voluntary sectors to develop sustainable solutions.

Applying an evidence based approach, the local partnerships have been developing their delivery plans that are focused on activity that will respond to:

o   The Safer Town Profiles (annual refresh);

o   Cornwall Residents Survey (4 yearly);

o   ‘Have Your Say’ Survey and other engagement mechanisms (6 monthly);

o   Adverse trends in crime and anti-social behaviour and other community safety issues as evidenced through the Safer Cornwall Performance Framework.

Since the launch events in April, the Safer Town partnerships have met and there have been two multi-agency operational groups implemented to deal with emerging concerns within Truro and Penzance. There has been an increase in outreach support and patrols from Devon and Cornwall Police and our Anti-Social Behaviour Team. The support and enforcement agencies meet regularly to continue to share current knowledge about individuals and ensure a joint response and support is in place for them. A multi-agency sub-group is being pulled together to focus on serious organised crime/dangerous drug networks.

The Safer Towns have also undertaken four community action days and a walkabout, which was specifically organised to reassure businesses and the public that action is being taken, to encourage people to report any concerns and explain how to report.  Several Safer Towns have also engaged with the public at various events including Cornwall County Show.  Further community action days are planned for the ten towns and we would welcome your involvement.

We have been working with services across the Council to resolve local issues and understand the best way to deal with concerns of community safety. Over the next six months we will be looking at specific concerns within our local areas whilst embedding the partnerships and delivering tangible outcomes in the towns.

 

 

If you would like to find out more please contact Community Safety on communitysafety@cornwall.gov.uk

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Six more Safer Towns launched across Cornwall to tackle community safety

April 10th, 2018 by

The Safer Towns scheme is set to be extended across six more towns in Cornwall to improve community safety.

The four Safer Towns partnerships already in existence – St Austell, Newquay, Truro and Penzance – will be complemented by Falmouth, Bodmin, Camborne, Redruth, Liskeard and Saltash from April. So far in 2017/18, the Partnership has co-ordinated effective multi-disciplinary operations in Truro, Newquay, St Austell and Penzance responding to specific community problems. These responses have provided a balance of enforcement to address immediate crime and safety concerns, and provided targeted and intensive support to individuals with the aim of achieving longer term, sustainable positive outcomes.

The Safer Towns will be accountable to the Safer Cornwall Partnership. Safer Cornwall is a partnership of public, voluntary, community and private organisations who come together to do all that they can to make Cornwall’s communities safer. They are a virtual organisation providing a co-ordinated response to community safety issues, drawing together all those organisations and people that can make a difference.

The Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez has committed £50,000 to kick start the extended programme, with the funding used to target crime and disorder issues in each town.

Organisations in towns where the model is already operating work in partnership with each other to improve community safety and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. Persistent problem places and people are targeted, with initiatives put in place to work with communities, partners and the business and voluntary sectors to develop sustainable solutions.

The work in each Safer Town is designed to match the needs of each community and will be based on local town profiles.

 

Town profiles are on our Library – Strategies and Evidence page

 

Over the next ten days, each town will have a launch event to raise awareness and demonstrate to the community that partner agencies are committed to tackling local issues.

Events range from leaflet drops and walkabouts, which give residents and businesses the chance to voice their concerns and influence what changes they would like made, through to town workshops to identify local priorities and actions.

Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods Sue James said: “In Cornwall we have lower levels of crime so it is generally a safe place to live. However, we know different communities have their own specific concerns that make them feel unsafe. We are keen to work with communities to tackle anti-social behaviour and community safety issues worrying them so as to stop them from escalating and affecting the quality of people’s lives. I want the partnerships to make a real difference in each of the towns being targeted for improvement.”

Cornwall Council’s 2017 resident survey found 86% of people who responded to the survey said they felt safe outside in their local area during the day, and 64% after dark. Twenty percent of respondents reported they felt unsafe after dark.

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez said: “I applaud the community safety partnership and its partnership approach to deal with community safety based issues relating to street drinking and drugs and street attachment,”.

“A significant amount of work has already gone on in St Austell, Newquay, Penzance and Truro involving agencies, town councils and businesses and I am encouraged by the way businesses and charitable groups have joined statutory partners to find solutions.

“I hope the money I am giving will be used by each group to aid practical initiatives and innovation.”

“This investment is focused on particular towns but its benefit will be felt throughout Cornwall.”

Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker, Chair of Safer Cornwall and Director of Resilient Cornwall said, “Safer Towns are a fantastic example of communities working together to make Cornwall safer; where residents influence the focus of activities in the place that is important to them. We really welcome the Police and Crime Commissioner’s support and continued recognition of the partnership approach in Cornwall”.

Police Commander for Cornwall Chief Superintendent Jim Pearce, said: ”Safer Towns reflects Devon and Cornwall Police’s ethos in putting people and places at the heart of all what we do. We are already beginning to realise the benefits that working together, the public sector with the communities and residents, have achieved in existing Safer Towns like Newquay. We are fully committed to supporting the new Safer Towns”.

Visit our Safer Town pages

 

If you would like to be part of your local Safer Town initiative or want to find out more please email communitysafety@cornwall.gov.uk

 

 

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