Falmouth and Penryn Community Awareness Days set to address local concerns

Residents in Falmouth and Penryn can soon expect a knock on the door to talk about personal safety, waste collection, noise, anti-social behaviour and fire safety as a way of helping to keep the community informed and to listen to issues and concerns.

From 9-20 October representatives from Cornwall Council’s public protection, community safety and anti-social behaviour teams, together with colleagues from Falmouth Town Council, the Devon and Cornwall Police Neighbourhood team, Falmouth University’s Senior Living Support Officer and members of the Student Union will be out door knocking.

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The Community Awareness Days aim to give residents an opportunity to talk about issues of concern, ask questions or find out more about local services.

Past visits have been very well received and provided the agencies involved with first-hand feedback about resident concerns.

Councillor Bastin, Chair of the Falmouth and Penryn Community Network Panel, said: “Community Awareness Days are about local communities having a voice in a friendly and non-intimidating environment. This is about us going to residents to hear what they have to say, not just asking them to come to us. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about community safety issues and to either address problems or allay people’s fears.”

Any residents suffering from neighbour problems including noise, waste or other nuisance issues can report them to the Cornwall Council Community Protection Team throughout the year. The team can be contacted 24 hours a day by calling 0300 1234 212 or emailing communityandenvironmentalprotection@cornwall.gov.uk

Candy Atherton, Cornwall Councillor for Falmouth Smithick says: “I would strongly urge people to use the Cornwall Council number to report noise and anti-social behaviour in your area.  It is vital that the authorities know what is going on so action can be taken.” 

Story posted 02 October 2017