Drop-in sessions to discuss crime and anti-social behaviour launched in Camborne

Residents in Camborne will now be able to access a weekly drop-in session where they can discuss any concerns relating to crime and anti-social behaviour with Cornwall Council's Anti-social Behaviour Caseworker for the area and a member of the local Neighbourhood Police Team.

Organised by the Safer Camborne partnership, local residents and businesses are invited to come and voice any concerns they have and access advice.

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The one-month pilot scheme will take place at Camborne One Stop Shop, Dolcoath Ave, Camborne, TR14 8SX on Thursday mornings this January between 10am and 12pm, with the next sessions on the 23rd and 30th January.

Advice for residents and businesses:

• 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 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 you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Rob Nolan, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment and Public Protection said: “This is a great idea and I really hope the pilot is a success. These are difficult but important subjects, and people will respond well to being able to discuss their concerns and observations informally. If this goes well as a model I can see it being beneficial elsewhere in Cornwall.”

Billy McWhirter, Sector Inspector for Camborne, Pool and Redruth, Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Crime and anti-social behaviour has a direct impact on the quality of life of our community and we are committed to working with partners to deal with these very important issues. I hope the new drop in sessions will provide an opportunity to the public to discuss their concerns with officers and help us to make sure we are focusing our efforts on the issues that matter most to the people we serve.”

Cllr David Wilkins, Mayor of Camborne said: “Camborne Town Council welcomes the news of the drop-in sessions and believe it is a positive step for the Town. They will allow residents and business owners additional opportunity to bring their concerns to the attention of the Police and Anti-Social Behaviour Team so relevant services can act efficiently.”

Story posted on 22 January, 2020