Falmouth Taxi marshal scheme is reprieved for a month
A SCHEME which reduces night-time crime in Falmouth has been given a temporary reprieve despite being shut down through lack of funds last week.
Funding for the Falmouth Taxi Marshals scheme, which reduces anti-social behaviour through security guard patrols, was withdrawn by Falmouth Town Council (FTC) last week.
It was originally intended to be a subsidised by local pub and club operators, but funding never materialised.
At a full council meeting on Monday, the service was saved, albeit for another month, after Infinitus Security agreed to meet the cost of the service until the end of February.
John Richards, managing director of Infinitus, said: “We are happy to support the initiative that had played an important role in ensuring that night time revellers on The Moor get home safely without disturbing residents.”
When it was launched, the scheme was supported by Falmouth and Exeter Universities, the police, street pastors, the town council and local pubs and clubs.
But a spokesman for FTC said: “Unfortunately the commitment from the pubs and clubs had waned.
“It is hoped the additional month will give time for others to come forward and support the initiative through 2014.
If any business would like to support the scheme, they should contact the town council or Mr Richards at Infinitus Security.