We are proud to be a member of the Safer Cornwall partnership which is working hard to improve community safety and tackle anti-social behaviour.
Protecting public spaces and making our residents feel safe is one of our key priorities.
We own and maintain seventeen CCTV cameras throughout the town. This is part of a partnership programme with nine other local town councils. We also contribute to the costs of carrying out the centralised monitoring of this system from the control centre at Tolvaddon, Camborne which helps to link and support the emergency services when issues arise.
Under the umbrella of Safer Cornwall, we work in partnership with Safer Penzance to tackle the impacts of crime, alcohol, drugs and anti-social behaviour in our community.
We took decisive action to secure the future of our Anti-Social Behaviour caseworker after Cornwall Council reported it was unable to continue to provide the same level of funding for the post – we now cover 90% of the costs for the post.
The town has seen a 15% decrease in recorded crime since 2018. There is still more work to be done but it is encouraging to see crime going down significantly in our parish.