The MoD at Dreghorn, the Rangers Service and local farmers have been having difficulties with night-time joyriding by 4X4s, quad bikes, motorcycle scramblers etc.
This is causing damage to fields, paths, gates and paddocks and is alarming livestock.
If you see any such incidents please report them immediately on 101
This gives Police the best opportunity of dealing with the problem.
The latest report from our Community Police includes the information that a dog was shot and killed by a farmer while unrestrained on farmland in the Pentlands. We understand that when every effort on the farmer’s part to stop the dog chasing sheep failed, the dog was shot.
This distressing incident reminds us of the legal rights of farmers to protect livestock and of the importance of keeping our dogs under full control while in public areas, so we can all (dogs included) enjoy the countryside in safety.
Useful information on best practice can be found at: http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A965891.pdf
STOP PRESS - Break-in in the Redford Area Sunday 23rd July - Be extra vigilant. Ensure doors are locked at night.
Colinton CC Information Release
The Community Police at Oxgangs have told us that the Ward “is being blitzed” with shed and garage break-ins, with thefts and attempted thefts of bikes, both pedal and engine. So far these are mainly in the Buckstone area and extending down into Ward 9 at the old City Hospital estates behind Firrhill Drive.
So please look to the security of your garages and sheds, particularly if you are going on holiday.
If you do see any suspicious activity, please report this straight away to: Police on 101 or if an intruder is suspected of being on the premises call 999
The Police have also asked us to publicise incidents of under-age drinking and anti-social behaviour happening on quite a large scale at Mortonhall Golf Club. On 21/07/17 our Community Police Officer attended a call there be met with approximately 30 youths, who subjected him to a rain of stones and rocks. The abuse was also directed at several golfers. The Police believe the youths are arranging their “meets” via Snapchat and attend local schools, with many coming from the Buckstone area.
Again, if you have any information about this or witness similar incidents of anti-social behaviour, please report this immediately to: Police on 101 or call 999.
Defibrillators for Colinton
The Community Council has been investigating if more Defibrillators in Colinton would be a benefit to the community. At present we know of three sited in local sports clubs shown on the map. Mouse over the image to see a larger version.
- Colinton Tennis Club
- Colinton Bowling Club
- Bonaly Scout Centre
We want to seek the community's view, so if you have a views on this initiative and know of more defibrillators within the area shown on the map, we'll add further indicators to show these.
This is an evolving project and the more feedback we get from the community, the better.
Let us know your views Contact Us