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Extra police patrols after 'issues' around Newquay beach

Extra police patrols after 'issues' around Newquay beach

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:12am 11th July 2019. (Updated at 10:37am 11th July 2019)

Action is being taken to help tackle a number of reported 'issues' in a part of Newquay.

There are going to be more police patrols around the Little Fistral area.

It comes after video footage emerged online showing a piano being burnt on the beach.

Safety improvements are also being rolled out at the Towan Headland car park.

Those include additional bins for barbecue refuse; increased frequency of bin emptying; regular visits by Cornwall Fire and Rescue service to give advice to those having barbeques on the beach or lighting fires in the dunes; additional police patrols; increased focus by Cornwall Council's enforcement teams.

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It follows a series of meetings held by Newquay Safe - which has representatives from Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Newquay Town Council.

Officials say they are using a "coordinated response" to local concerns in the area.

"Following a series of meetings Newquay Safe partners are increasing the number of multi-agency visits to the area to deal with the range of issues which have been reported.

"Abusive and aggressive behaviour towards staff or any members of the public, by visitors or residents, will not be tolerated and will be investigated by the police."

Newquay Safe

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How to report antisocial behaviour or concerns:

Newquay Safe is strongly encouraging the community to keep reporting concerns through the correct channels:

If people experience anti-social behaviour, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 for non-emergencies and in an emergency call 999.

If you see a fire on the beach or in the dunes call 999, and ask for the Fire and Rescue Service. Try to give the exact location - give a map reference if possible, or give a nearby landmark.

If you see someone sleeping rough you can contact Streetlink via www.streetlink.org.uk 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 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 refuseandrecycling@cornwall.gov.uk or use Cornwall Council's Report It tool.

You can report an illegally parked vehicle here or call 0300 1234 141.

For full details regarding parking restrictions at Towan Headland visit the Cornwall Council website.

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