Working locally to improve community safety

Our work is directed by a focus paper on crime and anti-social behavior in Newquay, local emerging issues and issues raised by the public on street walkabouts and from the results of our annual survey, which includes:

  • Dangerous Drug Networks
  • Shoplifting
  • Street drinking
  • Night time and evening economy issues
  • Homelessness
  • Water Safety
  • Road Safety
  • Public perception/confidence

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

Safer Newquay Delivery Plan

Newquay Safe which is the local partnership that meets on a monthly basis to review and address night time and evening economy issues reports into Safer Newquay through the Chair including any actions that need to be taken forward by the two partnerships. 

What we have achieved so far

Businesses and security teams from Newquay recently attended a briefing on Shoplifting Prevention, provided by Devon and Cornwall Police’s Crime Prevention Team. The briefing provided practical shoplifting prevention advice, suggested deterrents, police processes for evidence collection, discussion over store layouts and information on how best to protect your business.  Businesses also had the opportunity to ask the local neighbourhood team any questions on what you can do to reduce crime in your business.

Advice for residents and businesses

If you see someone sleeping rough you can contact Streetlink via 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 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

More information on Newquay Safe here



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Safer Cornwall are a working partnership involving: