More anti-social behaviour workers will be patrolling the streets on Penzance following concerns raised by the local community.
At a recent public meeting, residents spoke about an increase in street drinking, anti-social behaviour and drug paraphernalia being discarded in the town centre.
As a result, police will also be increasing their presence around the town and holding drop in sessions for people to discuss their concerns.
“We are aware of the concern in the town about the increase in bad behaviour on the streets and are working closely with our colleagues in the Safer Penzance partnership to do what we can to discourage this behaviour.
But to do this we must be told at the time a problem is occurring so we have the opportunity to deal with it.
Recent commentary on social media and in local media suggests that not all crime is being reported to the police at the time it occurs, and in some cases it is not being reported at all. We need people to report issues to us direct."
Repeat offenders are being tackled by Cornwall Council's anti-social behaviour caseworkers who, working with the police, have issued Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBO) to seven repeat offenders over the last 12 months.
Councillors in Penzance are considering using £25,000 of public money on town wardens to monitor street crime.Read the full story ›
A woman whose body was discovered at a property on Penare Road in Penzance last Thursday has been identified as 32-year-old Cecilia SeddonRead the full story ›
Firefighters say inconsiderate parking can delay them on the way to calls.Read the full story ›
The body of a man has been found at the bottom of a cliff at Land's End in Penzance.
The Coastguard and RNLI were as called to the area just before 11am.
Police say they're not treating the death as suspicious.
The family of the man have been informed and a case has been filed with the coroner.
The RNLI was involved in the multi-agency rescue. The Sennen All Weather Lifeboat was called to help whilst out on exercise and assisted other agencies in the operation.
Lizzie Sullivan who created the hub says she is determined to make life better for everyone in the area through food.Read the full story ›
Thieves were captured on CCTV stealing a 19th century iron Church gate from the Listed Gulval Methodist Church in Penzance last night, 10 September.
The footage appears to show a woman dismantling the gate and attempting to put it in the backseat of a car, before placing it in the boot, with the help of another person.
Members of the Church are appealing for help to locate the gate, fearing it will be melted down.
The Jubilee Pool at Penzance is to stay open until the end of October for the first time in its 82 year history.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people dressed as pirates flocked to Penzance over the weekend in a failed bid to claim a world record.Read the full story ›
The fire service in Penzance have held a charity ladder climb to raise money for the firefighters who tackled the Grenfell Tower fire.Read the full story ›