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 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 Newquay which has been developed with local partners and informed by the 2018 Newquay 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.

Download PDF File Newquay Delivery Plan

Download PDF File Newquay Town Profile

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

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: