Safer Bodmin facilitates and supports a co-ordinated 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.  Safer Bodmin involves community members in the work of the partnership and encourages social inclusion and community participation through being part of the problem solving process and having a sense of pride in Bodmin.

 

Photo: Simon Stuart-Miller, courtesy of Sustrans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based on the evidence presented in the Bodmin Town Profile and feedback from the Residents Survey, Safer Bodmin has identified the following community safety priorities for the Town:

  1. Dangerous drug networks/County Lines/cuckooing and the associated violence
  2. Domestic abuse
  3. Repeat prolific offenders
  4. Lack of provision for young people
  5. Alcohol-related violence and public disorder
  6. Community engagement and building community resilience

These community safety priorities are being addressed through the live delivery plan.  Progress is measured through achievement of quarterly and annual milestones over the lifetime of the plan and key deliverables/outcomes are reported to the Safer Cornwall Partnership.

Our aim is that Cornwall is a place where the people who live, work and visit here feel safe and are safe, through partners working together to tackle crime, alcohol, drugs, anti-social behaviour and their impacts. The Safer Towns Programme provides a targeted multi-agency response in ten towns across Cornwall, directly involving local organisations and community groups in examining local problems and what everyone can do to improve them.

This is the 2019/20 Delivery Plan for Safer Bodmin which has been developed with local partners and informed by the 2018 Bodmin Town Profile.

Download PDF File Bodmin Delivery Plan

 

Download PDF File Bodmin Town Profile

 

The Town Profiles are produced annually, alongside the Cornwall-wide Strategic Assessment, and they describe crime, anti-social behaviour and other local issues for the town. The full Strategic Assessment can be viewed here 

We are updating our Strategic Assessment now and the 2019 Town Profiles will be published in the autumn.

Safer Bodmin partners include;

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Cornwall Council
  • Bodmin Town Council
  • Housing providers
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Addaction
  • Community Mental Health Team
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
  • Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • and the Voluntary and Community Sector

What have we been up to during 2018/19?

  • The multi-agency group has received a full briefing on current county lines activity in the Town from the Police Intelligence Directorate. The group will prioritise raising public awareness of this complex crime and will focus on vulnerability and building resilience

 

  • In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, Police led shoplifting prevention input was delivered to the local businesses on Wednesday 20th February in the Old Library. Crime prevention work will now continue through the Shop watch scheme operating in the town

 

  • Blue Light training has been provided to 10 Safer Bodmin partners focusing on interventions with treatment resistant drinkers to support complex cases into treatment and support. The Blue Light project will be piloted in Bodmin during 2019.20

 

  • Replacement Public Space Protection Order signs have been fitted at various locations across Bodmin, which provides Police and council with powers to prohibit alcohol consumption in specific areas of the town

 

  • Mapping the services available in Bodmin against the nine reducing reoffending pathways is underway. Once any gaps have been identified it is Safer Bodmin’s ambition to influence and potentially fund services to meet the local needs

 

  • The group have supported the Berryfields Community Centre and agreed to contribute towards the funding of this vital youth provision in the town. Planning is also underway on a youth focused event with Bodmin Fire; this event will be based on the Junior Life Skills events and will incorporate an art work competition with the pupils from Bodmin College

 

  • During March 2019 Safer Bodmin will run a survey with pupils from Bodmin College to seek their views on community safety in the town and what activities they engage with and would want to see in Bodmin. The results of this survey will inform future plans for 2019.20

 

  • Initial scoping work is now taking place for a diversity festival in Bodmin to celebrate multi-cultural food and music. The purpose of this work is to build community resilience, break down barriers and promote cohesion

 

  • The town fully supports the police campaign ‘Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime’ campaign and the Town Council has agreed to facilitate a collection point for organisations that sign the pledge to pick up the support pack

 

  • Regular social media posts regarding emerging issues from the East Cornwall Community Safety Officer’s twitter profile.

 

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 

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 drug litter/needles; call Cornwall Council Refuse and Recycling on 0300 1234 141 or email refuseandrecycling@cornwall.gov.uk

Grafitti can be reported here

Fly tipping and illegal dumping can be reported here

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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Safer Cornwall are a working partnership involving: