Newquay leads way as first front desk in Cornwall to welcome public again
Newquay Police Station’s front desk has re-opened to the public after being shut for many years to cut costs.
9th April 2021
By Warren Wilkins
Newquay Police Station’s doors are now open to the public Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm – but this could be just the start of increased opening hours.
Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez visited Newquay on Saturday to make the announcement as part of efforts to promote the re-opening of the front desks of local stations.
Newquay Police Station has become the first in Cornwall to re-open its doors to the general public.
The Commissioner met Newquay councillors including Mayor, Councillor Louis Gardner, to discuss a number of local issues including the recent spate of anti-social behaviour around beaches and open spaces associated with the lifting of lockdown, overnight camping within the town and the re-opening of Newquay as a tourist resort this summer.
Councillor Gardner said: “I thank the Police and Crime Commissioner for coming to Newquay at such short notice.
“The main purpose of her visit was to promote the reopening of Newquay Police Station’s front desk.
“This is really fantastic news for Newquay, I know that local residents will welcome the return of this face-to-face facility back to our police station.
“In addition, we were able to have a long conversation on a number of issues.
“I passed on residents’ concerns about the recent spate of littering, vandalism and illegal social gatherings on some of our beaches and we will be working together to introduce a number of measures shortly to try and combat this issue.
“I know this has been a particular area of concern for many residents.
“I thank all the residents who have contacted me in the last week about this issue and I’m glad that the PCC has agreed to work with us on this moving forward.
“She was extremely interested to hear about a number of issues which are specific to Newquay, such as overnight camping, and we have a number of new initiatives planned for this summer.”