Safer Saltash 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 Saltash 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 Saltash.

 

 

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

a. Drug related harm and recovery

b. Domestic abuse

c. Suicide attempts off the Tamar Bridge

d. Anti-social behaviour and public disorder on the Waterfront and Tamar Bridge

e. ​Crime prevention and improved feelings of safety

f. Community engagement and building community resilience

These community safety priorities are 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.

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Safer Saltash partners include;

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Cornwall Council
  • Saltash Town Council
  • Saltash.net Secondary School
  • Housing providers
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Addaction
  • Community Mental Health Team
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
  • Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Plymouth Community Safety Partnership
  • and the Voluntary and Community Sector

What have we been up to during 2018/19?

  • There have been a number of sessions delivered to raise awareness about drug misuse. These have included sessions on the impact of drug use from the police as well as harm reduction / mental health education delivered from YZUP (young persons’ substance misuse service)

 

  • Safer Saltash have been working closely with Saltash.net secondary school and have recently supported their BeWell whole school drop down day focused on mental wellbeing. The Young Persons IDVA attended this event in February 19

 

  • Safer Saltash have met with the Tamar Bridge Committee to discuss several issues in relation to the Bridge. Further work in partnership with the Committee will now take place

 

  • A recent presentation at a Safer Saltash meeting from the Public Health Healthy Promotions team resulted in a decision by the group to offer a ‘Suicide Talk’ (3 hours) to a multi-disciplined group in Saltash focusing on businesses and community groups (up to 90 delegates).  Following on from this, a core group will be identified and trained in ASIST (2 days) and become Suicide First Aiders

 

  • In partnership with Saltash Chamber of Commerce the Police-led shoplifting prevention input was delivered to local businesses in on 8th January 2019 at the Guild Hall. Further crime prevention resources will be funded by Safer Saltash and provided to the businesses

 

  • Safer Saltash identified ASB as a priority area; the group have focused on this and supported the Core’s successful OPCC bid for ‘The Friday Night Project’ and provided funding for the Saltmill initiative for young people. Saltash has a current seasonal issue with tombstoning and work is underway to revise a leaflet containing safety advice on tombstoning and letters have been sent from Safer Saltash to Network Rail regarding concerns over access to the Network Rail owned pillar where young people are tombstoning from

 

  • The group have also agreed to part fund a body worn camera for the local ASB caseworker.  The group are also exploring the opportunity for the Town and Waterfront Wardens to be granted Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) powers

 

  • The Time Credits initiative will be rolled out to Saltash early 2019 with a focus on young people. This project will support young people with multiple and complex needs to volunteer and ‘earn’ time credits by becoming more actively engaged in their support services and also within wider services in their local community

 

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

 

  • Safer Saltash had a stand at the Saltash Regatta in 2018 and will have a community safety stand at the May Fair on 4th April 2019; this will involve all partners and the OPCC road show van and will be a fantastic opportunity to engage with Saltash residents and to understand their needs in relation to crime, disorder and community safety.

 

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 anonymouslyon 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.ukor 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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