Truro BID

Truro Safe

We are a key partner in the Truro Safe partnership which formed in 2013. Truro Safe was originally focused on evening and night time economy issues. However, due to priority changes for the city the partnership now addresses all community safety concerns including homelessness, street drinking, anti-social behaviour and supporting vulnerable individuals.
The partnership meets regularly throughout the year to review activities, plan resources and consider other matters in the City. Truro Safe is made up of the Police, Truro City Council, Cornwall Council, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service, Safer Cornwall, We Are With You, St Petros, Truro BID and the Saturday night support agencies; Truro Street Pastors and the Street Marshals (at seasonal times). For more details see the Truro Safe webpages on Safer Cornwall.

Useful information on reporting

Different issues, the same streets campaign

In 2017 we produced an information leaflet, aimed at local businesses, residents and visitors, which sets out some of the key issues related to street drinking, begging and rough sleeping in Truro.

The leaflet gives details of the organisations that are providing support, and contacts if people have any local concerns and how people can help. The leaflet was coordinated by Cornwall Council’s Localism Team and produced on behalf of Truro Safe and has been funded by the BID. If you would like some leaflets for your business, please call the BID team on 01872 273999

Truro Safe Donation Box Scheme

We also organisd a Truro Safe donation box scheme and the money collected goes to the support agencies, incudling St Petrocs, who use it to help homeless individuals in Truro. The Truro Safe donation boxes are located in: Co-Op, Quintessential, Waterstones, Wetherspoons, Tesco, Newell's Travel, Sole Plaice Fish & Chip shop and CeX Truro. 

Location of defibs in Truro

The location of defibs in the city centre are updated annually on the Truro BID website and can be found here. These defibs are in addition to the dentists and doctors in the city. Remember that if you call 999 they will always point you to the closest defib to hand. Truro Businesses, If you know of any other defibs in the city please let us know by emailing

Graffiti Removal Project

The Truro Safe partnership were awarded Government Safer Streets 4 funding for a number of interventions including painting over graffiti. In January and February 2022, we managed a project which involved several external walls and fire exit doors of business premises being repainted by our contractor. The areas have been treated with an anti-graffiti coating. Whilst this will not stop graffiti, it will make make any future graffiti that does happen easier to remove.