Community Safety is very important and communications both to the community and from various agencies is key to ensuring we all live in a safe and secure environment. If you have any concerns about safety in the community, please make the Community Council aware. Access the local Police Scotland Community website for Pentlands HERE
Police Scotland hold surgeries at Oxgangs Library every Wednesday 5 - 6pm
Keeping Dogs under control
From Police Scotalnd website at:http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/doorstep-crime-and-bogus-callers
Keep Safe from Doorstep Crime and Bogus Callers
What is doorstep crime?
From bogus callers to rogue traders, doorstep criminals are cunning, creative, and often very convincing.
Anyone can be fooled as these people are professional con artists. However, the over 60s are often specifically targeted.
Scottish Fire & Rescue Information
Spring is typically a time of year when there is an increase in the number of deliberate secondary fires reported due to antisocial behaviour, drier weather and additional daylight hours.
These range from rubbish and refuse fires to vehicles being set ablaze.Deliberately set fires are dangerous; they waste time and money, and keep SFRS crews away from real emergencies.
Station Manager John Hanlin said: “Unfortunately, at this time of year we typically see an increase in the number of deliberate fires set across the country.
“This illegal activity is not only reckless but also prevents our crews from attending real emergencies.”
According to the latest SFRS incident statistics, published last October, there were 1,309 reports of deliberate secondary fires in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh South West Community Policing Team
The Edinburgth South West Community Policing Team have produced a booklet of information.
or Click on the picture.
No Cold-Calling Zones
This page gives a brief overview on how to set up a No Cold-Calling Zone (NCCZ) in your area.
WHAT AND WHY
No Cold Calling Zones
A No Cold Calling Zone (NCCZ) is about helping local residents and communities to have the confidence to say "NO" to uninvited salespeople and to warn rogue traders and cold-callers that they are not welcome.
If you click on the image to the right it will open a booklet which has been put together to help local communities set up their own NCCZ and includes information on: Getting Started, Running the Scheme, Doorstep Crime, Key Partners etc.
SEEKING SAFETY FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN EDINBURGH PENTLANDS
Official figures show that people over 65 in Scotland are at greater risk from fires in the home than any other age group.
In Edinburgh Pentlands there are a significant number of older people and, with winter fast approaching, it’s increasingly important to improve awareness of electrical risk - particularly since almost two thirds of fires in Scottish homes arise from electrical products.
Playing Out Street Play
Edinburgh Playing Out has continued to work with City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to enable free road closures for street play and community togetherness. We are delighted to report that the guidelines for parents wishing to apply to close their street for the Edinburgh pilot of Playing Out went live today.
You can find the guidelines at: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/playingout