Criminal Behaviour Order obtained

November 8th, 2019 by

Criminal Behaviour Order obtained at court following a joint application by Cornwall Council‘s ASB Team and Devon & Cornwall Police #SaferStAustell

CBO – Order Poster – Kevin David WATSON – 06.11.19

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Safer Falmouth Supports Community Awareness Days with Falmouth and Exeter Universities

October 10th, 2019 by

Safer Falmouth Partners and Student Community Wardens from both Falmouth & Exeter Universities have been out in the community this week to raise awareness amongst local residents and students of support available in the Town.

Run by Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (The Students’ Union) and funded by Falmouth University and the University of Exeter, the Community Wardens scheme promotes neighbourly behaviour and supports good community relations.

This collaborative approach helps students be active citizens within the community, encouraging positive relationships between long-term and student residents, as well as assisting the Town Council and other partners to improve the local environment and behaviour in residential areas.

The 2018 pilot saw student wardens patrol some of the most heavily populated student residential areas of Falmouth, with a particular focus on the Smithick Ward. It was a real success; students met with residents, listened to concerns, logged complaints, shared advice, and initiated campaigns. They also took part in community events and activities, including litter picking, fundraising activities, and supporting the local food bank.

The scheme is extending in 2019 to include some areas of Penryn and Mabe, with ten students in post.

Gwen Scolding, The Students’ Union Community Engagement Coordinator: “This is an exciting time for the Community Warden scheme. We’re looking forward to building on last year’s success by increasing our initiatives, reaching more areas, and by promoting a friendly and cohesive community for all that live, work and study in the locality.”

Residents can meet the 2019/20 Student Community Wardens, along with University representatives and partners from Safer Cornwall including the Police, Fire and Rescue Service, Town Council and Cornwall Council, when they begin their patrols on the upcoming Community Awareness Days on;

Wednesday 2 October, Thursday 3 October, and Wednesday 9 October in Falmouth and Thursday 10 October in Penryn.

To contact the Warden Scheme, email communitywardens@thesu.org.uk and to find out more visit thesu.org.uk/community

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New Services

October 4th, 2019 by

The Navigators are currently working with 28 clients, 9 of whom are female, many of whom have been accommodated whilst on service, and all have been linked in with partner agencies- between Penzance and Launceston and many areas in between. Issues experienced by these individuals are complex and wide ranging, so the Navigators support them to gain the help that they need.

Tenancy Sustainment Officers (TSO) are currently working with 22 clients, 4 of whom are female, all are accommodated and are being supported to maintain this accommodation. Issues being experienced by these clients vary so the support level provided by TSO’s matches the needs of the individual. Accommodation ranges currently from temporary accommodation to private rented.

We are also in the process of setting up a Homeless Health Peer Advocacy (HHPA) service, which is where volunteers who have experienced homelessness are given training and then accompany rough sleepers to health appointments- we are having an event on Friday 18th October 10-1 at Truro Library Community rooms.

 

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Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

August 15th, 2019 by

Screening of “Steve” Thursday 19th Spetmeber 19:30

The Director of the film (Ben Akers) made the film after his childhood best friend, Steve Yates, ended his life by suicide. In this documentary, Ben goes on a mission to look at why this is happening, and what men can do to help themselves. He begins by talking to Steve’s family, health professionals and ordinary men who are suffering – often in silence. From there he explores the solutions with people who are using their experiences to create positive change.

I went to the premier in Bristol a few months ago and it’s a very moving, powerful film that also focuses on the ways we can all help ourselves to be mentally fit.

Ben will be at the screening and will host a discussion after the screening. I hope that many of you will be able to join us.

Being in Falmouth, this also provides the opportunity to lead into the next Towards Zero event which will be at the Princess Pavilion, Falmouth on Thursday 10th October from 17:30, as well as to informally discuss suicide, safer Falmouth and how we collectively take this work forward.

http://thepoly.org/whats-on/event/1292/steve

 

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Summer Spend in Cornwall and Join the Tempo Team

July 7th, 2019 by

Spending your summer holiday in Cornwall? Don’t forget to pack your Time Credits because there are loads of great attractions across the county which now accept Time Credits, here are just a few…..

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives won the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018, the largest and most prestigious museum prize in the world! Come and see why!

Offer- 2 Time Credits=General Admission

https://timecredits.com/spend/2151

 Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean.  There is a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling. This is open-air theatre at its best, but beware the British weather- come armed with  sunscreen and a raincoat just in case!

Tickets are available for most shows so check out the website and contact the Minack Theatre Box Office on 01736 810181 or email box@minack.com

Offer-2 Time Credits per performance, 1 Time Credit for story telling 1 Time Credit for visit of site (no show).

https://timecredits.com/spend/2022

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Enjoy a family day out at the Seal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek in Cornwall. The Seal Sanctuary are a Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release centre for seals, and most seasons they rescue over 60 pups.

Offer: 3 Time Credits for general admission

https://timecredits.com/spend/2090

Jubilee Pool

The UK’s biggest and most celebrated sea water lido. Built in 1935, a beautiful Art Deco jewel on Penzance’s Promenade and the perfect place for all ages to swim safely in fresh sea water. The pool re-opens to Time Credit Members on 27th July 2019.

Offer- 1 Time Credits for a general swim 1 Time Credit Deck chair hire!

https://timecredits.com/spend/2659

Cornwall has a large a growing network of Spend Partners including 15 Leisure Centres and  9 cinemas for rainy days. Check https://timecredits.com/spend?location=Cornwall&lat=50.2660471&lng=-5.0527125

for all the offers to make the most of your summer holiday in Cornwall.

 

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Safe Space for Women and Girls at Boardmasters

July 7th, 2019 by

The Women’s Centre Cornwall is hosting a Safe Space for Women and Girls at Boardmasters 2019, to prevent and respond to sexual assault at the festival.

This will be delivered with the support of Boardmasters, Safer Cornwall, the OPCC and a bank of volunteers from the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence, Drug & Alcohol and Children and Young People’s services; providing education, safety information and disclosure facilities for women and girls, primarily, with additional provision for men and boys.

The Safe Space will be situated next to the main welfare tent, offering a chill out, meeting and vanity area for women and girls to come and get ready, with a group of specialist professionals providing awareness and safety information around sexual assault and harassment, as well as encouraging peer on peer support.

In the event of a sexual assault, there will be disclosure cabins and specialised staff to document the disclosure and respond to the needs of the victim, whether that be reporting to the police, attending the SARC or merely offering a safe space to be, to access support.

The multi-agency team will have a significant presence throughout the festival, over a 24hr rota, offering outreach support in collaboration with Addaction workers and Festival Angels. Safer Cornwall, in collaboration with the Women’s Centre Cornwall, will be providing safeguarding refresher training to the festival staff and security, and providing all staff with a sexual assault protocol; facilitating a robust, consistent and simple process for everyone to refer to and follow.

Boardmasters are supporting this initiative and, in conjunction with the Women’s Centre and Safer Cornwall, will be delivering a substantial communications campaign; encouraging all festival goers to support, safeguard and educate their peers and the wider festival community about the prevalence of sexual assault and how to stay safe.

#no excuse                                                                 #don’t be a bystander

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Cornwall County Police Headquarters – opening ceremony

February 8th, 2019 by

On Monday 28 January 2019 the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall officially opened Bodmin police station as police headquarters for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Around 50 former police officers joined Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer, PCC Alison Hernandez, Cornwall Commander Chief Superintendent Jim Pearce and members of the public and politicians to watch a plaque being unveiled to commemorate the opening.

 

 

The dedication comes ahead of a £13m investment in the police estate in Cornwall, funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and will significantly improve facilities for staff and members of the public and see the creation of a substantial new custody facility.

For more information click here

 

 

 

 

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The Time Credits

January 30th, 2019 by

The Time Credits programme is commissioned by the Council and Community Safety Partnership and run by time-banking charity Tempo and is aimed at people with complex needs, including those with experience of homelessness; drugs and alcohol problems, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

 

 

BBC Radio Cornwall recently visited residents and volunteers at Cosgarne Hall who have been earning and spending Time Credits:

     “I’ve been [earning Time Credits ] doing beach cleans and litter in St Austell and it not only benefits us but also benefits everyone else in the community.” – John Fisher, Time Credit Member

     “There’ve been lots of times that I’ve seen shows advertised that I would’ve liked to go and see, and now, with Time Credits they are available and it is possible to go.”  – John Fisher, Time Credit Member

To hear the full story of how the Time Credits currency is helping individuals and services, listen to the BBC Radio Cornwall interview here

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Cornwall Fire Takeover Radio Initiative

November 9th, 2018 by

Earlier this year Firefighters from Truro Community Fire Station hosted their own radio show “The Truro Fire Takeover’.

We are delighted to announce that Andrew, John & Jimbo will be returning this time representing the whole county. The show will broadcast across 3 radio stations, allowing us to cover more of the county!

The first show is taking place on Friday 9 November where they’ll be talking to Wadebridge Community Fire Station, this months ‘Station in the Spotlight’, discussing Home Fire Safety and not forgetting any games that Andrew has in the pipeline…!

We hope you can tune in on Friday 9th November from 8pm! All details on how you can listen and contact the show can be found via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1095937120587512/

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Collaboration and Interoperability demonstrated through innovative pilot project

November 8th, 2018 by

Over recent months WM Chris Wolstencroft form the Fire Prevention and Road Safety Team has been working closely with Sergeant Dave MacFaddon of Devon and Cornwall Police to deliver a number of collaborative projects and pilots in order to work towards the Fire and Rescue National Framework 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire and rescue authorities must collaborate with other fire and rescue authorities to deliver intraoperability (between fire and rescue authorities) and interoperability (with other responders such as other emergency services, wider Category 1 and 2 responders and Local Resilience Forums)

Interoperability includes:

Effective inter-agency working and liaison and, where appropriate, information, intelligence and data sharing;

One pilot has been investigating the intelligence information and data that Devon and Cornwall Police hold within their systems that are relevant, is not already shared, and that can appropriately and legally be shared with Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service (CFRCSS).

Subsequently a process to automatically deliver the details of logs holding relevant information has been devised. These logs can then be cross referenced and scrutinised by a suitably vetted and security cleared individual. This information has many benefits to CFRCSS including:

  • Sharing Operational Risk Intelligence through information not currently held that could improve the safety and efficiency of our emergency response. This includes details of Police licensed explosive storage.
  • Targeted educational prevention intervention, this information enables us to target our prevention and road safety education at groups that we know include individuals displaying or participating in high risk behaviour. This includes; fire setters; anti-social behaviour issues; road safety concerns; for individuals, community groups, schools and businesses.
  • Arson related incidents that the fire service has not attended; this information is not currently recorded for data analysis purposes by either service. In the future this will make the figures held relating to deliberate fires more accurate and it will be easier to identify patterns. This data from our pilot scheme will also be fed into the Office of Data Analytics to assist and test their development of an Arson Reduction App.
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable adults, information and consent for a multi-agency approach to keeping those people with an increased vulnerability to fire safe in our community. This includes people we would identify as high risk, individuals and groups who have been threatened with arson attacks, domestic violence and hate crime for which arson is a recognised form of attack.
  • Building relationships across services, the information leads to the identification of individuals and teams within Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service who we can work alongside to deliver a collaborative approach to prevention and intervention.
  • Early identification of issues related to existing memorandum of understandings, enabling us to offer clarification or re assess.
  • Suggestions for regional work streams.
  • Identification of concerns which would be protection related.

The Police are very good at using intelligence to guide their work and this is something which they can assist us to improve our intelligence base and enable the benefits above. As with anything new there are a number of limiting factors but by working collaboratively we can overcome them to ensure we work together to make Cornwall Safer.

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