Following the success of last year’s pilot launch, the Student Community Warden Scheme has expanded to now include Penryn and Mabe.
Run by Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (The Students’ Union) and funded by Falmouth University and the University of Exeter, the scheme promotes neighbourly behaviour and supports good community relations.
This collaborative approach helps students be active citizens within the community, encouraging positive relationships between long-term and student residents, as well as assisting the Town Council and other partners to improve the local environment and behaviour in residential areas.
The 2018 pilot saw student wardens patrol some of the most heavily populated student residential areas of Falmouth, with a particular focus on the Smithick Ward. It was a real success; students met with residents, listened to concerns, logged complaints, shared advice, and initiated campaigns. They also took part in community events and activities, including litter picking, fundraising activities, and supporting the local food bank.
The scheme is extending in 2019 to include some areas of Penryn and Mabe, with ten students in post.
Gwen Scolding, The Students’ Union Community Engagement Coordinator: “This is an exciting time for the Community Warden scheme. We’re looking forward to building on last year’s success by increasing our initiatives, reaching more areas, and by promoting a friendly and cohesive community for all that live, work and study in the locality.”
Residents can meet the 2019/20 Student Community Wardens, along with University representatives and partners including the police, fire service and Town Council, when they begin their patrols on the upcoming Community Awareness Days:
Wednesday 2 October, Thursday 3 October, and Wednesday 9 October in Falmouth and Thursday 10 October in Penryn.
To contact the Warden Scheme, email firstname.lastname@example.org and to find out more visit thesu.org.uk/community
Back row (l-r): Stanley Edwards, Sophie Verstraeten, Fredric Feiring, Frank Gough, Makenzie Ferrier
Front row (l-r): Gwen Scolding (Community Engagement Coordinator), Elyse Emanuel, Becky Care, Hazel Veitch, Emily Gilford