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Student wardens to patrol Falmouth

Student wardens to patrol Falmouth

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:50pm 9th October 2018.

A new team of student community wardens are going to be patrolling Falmouth.

It is designed to help support good community relations and neighbourly behaviour.

The team will become familiar to residents in the coming week, particularly as they are wearing a green and grey uniform.

Three pairs of wardens have been employed to patrol some of the most densely populated student residential areas of Falmouth, with a particular focus on the Smithick Ward.

The Wardens will offer support and advice on everything from bin days to housing and being a good neighbour.

They will also be signposting to appropriate services, making sure residents have all of the information they need to get help and support.

After an intensive training programme, the wardens will begin their patrols in the week commencing 15th October.

The times in which the Wardens work will vary to ensure they reach different residents.

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The wardens will patrol student areas of the town

"I strongly believe that a personal, face-to-face approach is the way forward and this new scheme will be proactive in removing these previous barriers between local and student residents.

"This will be an immensely positive step towards encouraging, and continuing to improve, community relations."

Harry Bishop, Students' Union President Community & Welfare

They have been recruited by the Students' Union for Falmouth University and the University of Exeter, the pilot programme is in partnership with the two universities.

Officials say their roles demonstrate a more visual and collaborative approach to community relations, continuing to promote and support students as active citizens.

It is hoped that the Student Community Warden Scheme will continue to encourage positive relationships between student and local residents, whilst also assisting the Town Council and other partners to improve the local environment and behaviour in residential areas.

It is hoped that the scheme will be expanded after its pilot year to include more areas within Falmouth and to also include Penryn and Mabe.

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