Camborne's Street Warden Phase Down

Warden walking down highstreet

Camborne’s ‘Street Wardens’ will begin their scheduled phase down over coming weeks as the town’s people and businesses continue to demonstrate their confidence in social distancing and COVID safety requirements.

The ‘Street Wardens’ were part of a series of temporary measures to assist with the safe reopening of the town, including the implementation of queue management, signage and hand sanitser stations. Cornish towns such as Camborne had their safe reopening provision fully funded by the Government’s European Regional Development Fund. To date there have been no indications from the Government to continue funding this provision beyond its initial delivery schedule of twenty weeks.

Plans will now commence to ease the reopening measures. Delivery partners Camborne Town Council and BID Camborne have agreed to reduce the Warden’s hours gently in line with the terms of the fund. The Warden’s presence in Camborne will continue to compliment the work of the Police and Anti-Social Behaviour Team whilst gently phasing down until it eventually ceases later in the year.

‘The Warden’s presence has had a great benefit for our town during what has been a very unsettling time for us all.’ 

Says Cllr David Wilkins, Mayor of Camborne.

‘Although we still face uncertainty, we have all become more accustomed to social distancing and the correct hygiene practices. I urge the people of Camborne to continue to follow the guidance from Government and support our community with the fight to reduce the impact of this devastating virus.’

Members of the community are reminded to continue to contact the Police if they have any concerns regarding a breach of COVID restrictions or anti-social behaviour by calling 999 (urgent) or 101 (non-urgent) or by accessing the online reporting facility: https://services.devon-cornwall.police.uk/crimereporting/