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Safer Streets Paignton

Paignton has received funding on projects that will reduce antisocial behaviour (ASB) and violence against women and girls (VAWG) and improve feelings of safety of people living, working and visiting the town centre and seafront.

We made a successful application along with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to the Home Office’s Safer Streets fund (round 5).

The money, which includes match funding, will be spent throughout the rest of the 2023-24 financial year and throughout 2024-25 on different activities to reduce crime and disorder.

We will work closely with the police, businesses and community groups by:

  • Introducing extra police as part of Devon and Cornwall Police’s Project NightEye. One element of this campaign is Project Vigilant, a national campaign which aims to prevent sexual offences by proactively identifying predatory sexual behaviour and intervening to prevent it escalating.
  • Training for professionals working in the night-time economy – such as door stewards, street pastors and event stewards – to identify predatory behaviour and, where appropriate, intervene.
  • Funding street marshals
  • Funding a town centre officer
  • Introducing Restorative Circles run by Make Amends
    • These are meetings of groups of people bonded by a common experience – for example residents who have experienced ASB or traders affected by shoplifting.
  • Making CCTV upgrades
    • Additional cameras and monitors
    • New viewing suite
  • Improving target hardening
    • Improving lighting at Victoria Park and cutting back overgrown foliage
    • Repairing lighting in the grounds of Parkfield House
    • Tackling ASB in Victoria car park
    • Installing new CCTV, lighting and fencing at Paignton Parish Church

Other community safety work happening in Paignton 

  • Safety of Women at Night Charter

Our popular Safety of Women at Night Charter, which has seen nearly 100 signatories since being set up in Torquay last year, is also being rolled out in Paignton.

Find out more about the Safety of Women at Night Charter
  • Walk and Talk

Women aged 18 or over, living or working in Paignton or Torquay, can meet a female officer at a location they have concerns about. The officer will walk with the woman and hear more about the problem. She will listen and take note of the concerns so that, together with community partners, police can start tackling some of the issues.

Apply to take part in a Walk and Talk

  • Help and support for anyone in Torbay who needs protection from domestic abuse and / or sexual violence





Contact Community Safety Partnership