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Extra police patrols to help keep St Austell safe

Extra police patrols to help keep St Austell safe

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:14pm 31st January 2020.

Extra police patrols are being carried out around St Austell due to fears of antisocial behaviour, rough sleeping and needles.

Safer St Austell is also monitoring CCTV to help keep the town centre safe.

The partnership says concerns have been raised by locals and businesses and that weekly meetings are being held to address the issue.

It comes after donation points were installed across the town, asking for contributions to be made to help support those in need.

Safer St Austell donation boxes
The donation boxes which are now around St Austell town centre

"In response to recent concerns raised by residents and business owners in the town centre, Safer St Austell has been meeting on a weekly basis to discuss the issues and take proactive measures to address these concerns. 

"Additional patrols are being provided by the Police and Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Team. 

"Daily outreach support is being provided by Addaction to anyone rough sleeping and additional support from local partners. 

"We continue to use CCTV provision across the town to support enforcement action that is being taken.

"We review needle find reports on an individual basis and facilities available. 

"Safer St Austell have recently introduced Donation Points across the town to encourage the public to support local support services directly, these are being hosted by; the Co-Operative, White River Fish Bar, St Austell Leisure Centre, Tengo and Weatherspoons."

St Austell Police/Safer St Austell Partnership

You can find out more about Safer St Austell's donation boxes here.

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Advice for residents and businesses:

  • If you find discarded needles or drug related litter, do not attempt to pick it up. Please report the location to Cornwall Council’s Waste Management Team via the webpage www.cornwall.gov.uk/needles or telephone 0300 1234 141.
  • 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 people experience anti-social behaviour, email 101@dc.police.uk 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.

Safer St Austell has been working in partnership for over three years and comprises of; the Town Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, Addaction, Cornwall Council, Harbour Housing, White River Place, Business Improvement District, Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA, FreshSTARt), Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, local Cornwall Councillors, local Town Councillors, St Petrocs, Cornwall Housing, Ocean Housing, Citizens Advice, Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Probation, STAK, CN4C, Volunteer Cornwall, Safer Futures, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Young People Cornwall.

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