Working locally to improve community safety

Safer Falmouth encourage reporting of concerns within the community and raises awareness of local support services. It works in partnership to address concerns outlined in the Delivery Plan, which is based on the evidence presented in the previous Falmouth Town Profile, feedback from the Residents Survey and emerging concerns.

 

 

 

Safer Falmouth has identified the following community safety priorities for the Town:

  1. Street drinking
  2. Violence with and without injury
  3. Noise nuisance
  4. Environmental nuisance
  5. Barbeque and open fire public safety
  6. Time Trials

Our Delivery Plan will also support Safer Cornwall’s priorities which are; Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence and Alcohol-Related Harm.

Safer Falmouth Delivery Plan.

What have we achieved so far?

Safer Falmouth supported the Community Action Days organised by Falmouth and Exeter Universities at the beginning of October to provide students and residents with current information on a range of local issues including; recycling, noise nuisance and alcohol awareness. The partnership were involved with four days of public engagement, giving residents the opportunity to raise any concerns but also reiterate resident responsibility to students new to the area.


Safer Falmouth provided information to members of the public at Gyllyngvase Beach following public safety concerns. The events were held to provide awareness of the risk to others from leaving barbeques on the beach, as well as the harmful environmental impact.


Following an incident of drink spiking Safer Falmouth ran an awareness campaign to local residents. The partnership provided leaflets to households throughout Falmouth outlining how to keep safe whilst drinking, as well as offering safety equipment for bottles. Falmouth University and Exeter University also provided awareness to students on the What Will Your Drink Cost campaign.


Safer Falmouth have conducted a number of walkabouts to provide reassurance to residents and businesses regarding a number of concerns that have arisen particularly on The Moor. Businesses were given the opportunity to raise their concerns and find out what action was being taken. Residents and businesses were provided reporting information highlighting who to contact regarding their concerns.

Latest news for Safer Falmouth:

We are currently developing a Donation Box Scheme to support those who are rough sleeping within the town. We we also be running our Beach Awareness Events this coming Summer.

If you would like to be involved with Safer Falmouth or to find out more please contact communitysafety@cornwall.gov.uk

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).
  • If people experience anti-social behaviour, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 for non-emergencies and 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 needles on the street, call Cornwall Council Refuse and Recycling on 0300 1234 141 or email refuseandrecycling@cornwall.gov.uk
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Safer Cornwall are a working partnership involving: