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Seventeen enterprises take part in the project

Safe Spaces project launch in Newquay today

Author: Simon McLeanPublished 5 minutes ago

Safe spaces are being launched in Newquay – so people have somewhere safe to go day and night.

Seventeen local businesses are taking part in the project, which was launched by Newquay Bid with support from Devon and Cornwall Police and the Boardmasters Foundation.

They will have all the understanding needed to support a person seeking help and will have a list of wider support agencies to contact to indicate the support needed.

This could simply be a call home or someone to pick him up.

If they have been a victim of crime or feel they are in danger, support would be to call 999.

Mark Warren from Newquay BID says: “We feel the town is fast becoming an even more welcoming and safe space, we already have a whole town approach with CCTV and business communications. Our new Safe Space initiative will provide an extra layer of safety within the community, which is supported by local businesses, Devon and Cornwall Police and the City Council.

“Newquay has significantly reduced crime rates in recent years and this is a further proactive step to prioritize personal safety 24/7 with a particular focus on the night time economy as well as providing safe spaces throughout the day.”

Andrew Topham, CEO and founder of Boardmasters Festival said: “We are delighted that through the Boardmasters Foundation we can support the Newquay Safe Spaces initiative, expanding the innovative safety work we do on site in the town.

“We have always been proud to call Newquay our home, even more so now through this new collaborative project, which is driven by a shared dedication to the town’s community and its visitors.

“We look forward to seeing the implementation of the scheme over the coming months as well as during the Boardmasters festival.”

Inspector Guy Blackford for Devon and Cornwall Police says: “We welcome the Newquay Safe Spaces initiative to help protect vulnerable people in the area and the collaborative approach with key local stakeholders.

“Our officers are making great strides in continuing to improve safety in Newquay, the Safe Spaces initiative provides an extra space for vulnerable people to seek safety and help.

We are delighted to support this new initiative to improve safety in the city and help tackle violence against women and girls, which is one of our three key priorities.”

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