Falmouth Bay Street Watch to rise again after dying off
7:00am Monday 18th February 2013 in News
The Falmouth Bay Street Watch scheme, which has been struggling following the collapse of the initiative nationally, is to be re-launched and expanded.
The scheme, launched last April, was the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall. It saw members of the Falmouth Bay Residents’ Association don reflective jackets and patrol the seafront area, addressing issues such as dog fouling, graffiti and the breaching of local bylaws.
Sgt Gary Watts, who was behind the scheme locally, told councillors last week: “Nationally it collapsed and we lost our way a little bit because we didn’t know what was happening with insurance and coordination. We have now put things in place to take uop that slack.
“We are going to re-launch very soon and extend the areas of patrol. It did die off a bit but we have everything in place now so we can run it well. We have more volunteers, including a few students.”