Working locally to improve community safety

Safer Falmouth encourages 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. Alcohol related violence and public disorder
  2. Anti-social behaviour
  3. Noise & Environmental nuisance
  4. Homelessness
  5. Vehicle related crime
  6. Domestic Abuse & Violent Crime (inc Hate Crime)

Our aim is that Cornwall remains a place where the people who live, work and visit here feel safe and are safe. We work 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 analysing local problems and what everyone can do to alleviate them.

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

Download PDF File Falmouth Town Profile

Download PDF File Safer Falmouth Delivery Plan

 

What have we achieved so far?

Safer Falmouth supported the Community Awareness 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 to promote positive community relations.


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 has visited local businesses in partnership with Safer Futures, Cornwalls commissioned domestic abuse and sexual violence service, made up of Barnado’s and First Light, to support the National 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2019. Over 20 businesses signed the pledge to show support, they also received advice from professionals working for Safer Futures on how to support and signpost those they think are in need.

Latest news for Safer Falmouth:

We are currently developing a Donation Box Scheme to support those who are rough sleeping within the town.

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: