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Covid-19 Safer Summer Scheme

This page details information and updates regarding the PCCโ€™s Covid-19 Safer Summer Scheme.

Alcohol Related Anti-Social Behaviour Fund

In July of this year the Commissioner set aside half a million pounds to launch an Alcohol Related ASB Fund. The £500k provided by the Commissioner shall be used to prevent anti-social behaviour across 20 hot-spot locations in Devon and Cornwall.

The fund, which shall be used to provide a preventative approach to ASB, has been welcomed by Community Safety Partners across Devon and Cornwall.

Local authorities were able to bid for funds for any of the four following initiatives based on their local need: street marshals, support for volunteer groups (such as Street Pastors), CCTV and temporary toilets.

The scheme shall run for a 10-week period and the 20 locations to benefit from the additional funding have been identified by Devon and Cornwall Police.

The 20 locations included in the scheme are: Exmouth seafront and Orcombe Point, Exeter Quay, Exeter Cathedral, Bideford Quay, Woolacombe Beach, Croyde Bay, Torquay seafronts, Paignton seafronts, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth waterfront, Brixham Waterfront and Harbour, Towan Beach and waterfront (Newquay), Fistral Beach (Newquay), St Ives Waterfront, Lemon Quay (Truro), Perran Sands (Perranporth), Penzance waterfront, Bude waterfront, Plymouth Hoe and Plymouth Barbican.

All but one area, Brixham, chose to include street or beach marshals in their bid. The purpose of the marshals is to prevent and de-escalate anti-social behaviour whilst providing a re-assuring presence for the public. Marshals shall also provide advice and guidance regarding Covid safety. Local Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) are responsible for implementing and managing required arrangements with regard to marshals and for ensuring that they are Security Industry Authority (SIA) accredited.

Over the course of the summer, CSPs will deliver in the region of 13,000 proactive marshalling hours across the 20 locations. A summary of the measures available in each location can be seen below:

Cornwall

Picture: Commissioner Hernandez visiting marshals in Newquay

Perranporth/Perran Sands

  • 2 x marshals for 30 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Additional 21 hours per week of CCTV monitoring
  • Deployment of mobile CCTV camera

Penzance

  • 2 x marshals for 40 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Additional 54 hours per week of CCTV monitoring

St Ives

  • 2 x marshals for 40 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Additional 14 hours per week of CCTV monitoring
  • Additional CCTV camera at Langhams House

Truro

  • 2 x marshals for 30 hours per week for 10 weeks  
  • Additional 69 hours per week of CCTV monitoring

Newquay Fistral Beach

  • 2 x marshals for 36.9 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Body worn video equipment for street/beach marshals
  • Additional monitoring hours from 5pm to 9pm for 10 weeks
  • New CCTV camera to cover Fistral Beach area

Newquay Central (Towan Beach and Town)

  • 2 x marshals for 32 hours per week for 10 weeks  
  • Body worn video for street and beach marshals
  • Radios for marshals and RNLI stations to link up with partner networks
  • Additional monitoring hours from 5pm to 9pm for 10 weeks

Bude Waterfront

  • 2 x marshals for 49 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • New CCTV camera and mobile CCTV at summerleaze dunes
  • Welfare items to provide to support to vulnerable individuals

Devon

Picture: Commissioner Hernandez visiting marshals in Teignmouth

Croyde, Woolacombe, Illfracombe and Braunton

  • 2 street and beach marshals team each providing 49 hours per week for 10 weeks. Coverage across the four areas. 

Bideford Quay/Westward Ho!

  • 2 x beach/street marshals for 49 hours per week for 10 weeks

Exmouth

  • 2 x marshals for 18 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Installation of CCTV covering Marine Drive, seafront and Orcombe Point.

Teignmouth

  • 2 x street/beach marshals for 44.2 hours per week for 9 weeks

Newton Abbot

  • CCTV – reinstallation and repair of two cameras
  • Additional CCTV monitoring hours over weekends
  • Support for street pastors, including additional equipment
  • 2 x street marshals for 30 hours per week for 8 weeks

Torquay

  • Funding for street marshals for Harbourside for 38 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Hopes Nose Marshal for 15 hours per week for 10 weeks.
  • 10 hours of Torbay street wardens for beach presence
  • Support for Best Bar None

Paignton

  • 8 hours per day of street marshalling for 6 weeks at Goodrington Sands
  • 18 hours of street marshals per week for 10 weeks
  • Support for street pastors

Brixham

  • Additional CCTV monitoring hours for 12 weeks

Exeter Quay

  • 2 x marshals for 53 hours per week for 10 weeks

Exeter Cathedral Green

  • 2 x marshals for 53 hours per week for 10 weeks (additional 13 hours per week has been funded locally by EBAC and CSP to make a total of 66 hours per week per marshal)

Plymouth Hoe

  • 2 x marshals for 30 hours per week for 10 weeks (PARC Rangers)
  • Mobile CCTV for 8 nights over the 10 week period
  • 4 additional portaloos for 10 weeks (and additional cleaning)
  • Support for street pastors

Plymouth Barbican

  • 2 x marshals for 30 hours per week for 10 weeks (PARC Rangers)
  • 2 x taxi marshals for additional 7 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Additional CCTV monitoring to enable double crewing at weekends
  • Support for street pastors and Best Bar None

The Commissioners ASB Fund shall co-exist with other initiatives ran by Devon and Cornwall Police to ensure a safer summer. This includes a Summer Policing Plan and a Blue Light Fund. Both initiatives aim to make the most of Police resources and ensure an effective response to crime over the summer period.