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
URGENT POLICE ALERT – BLITZ OF THEFTS FROM SHEDS AND GARAGES
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.
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.
Consultation on Policing Strategy for Scotland
This consultation runs until May 2017 and sets out necessary changes to Policing requirements for the next 10 years.
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Edinburgh South West Community Policing Team
The Edinburgth South West Community Policing Team have produced a booklet of information.
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Police Scotland Advice - Doorstep Crime
Police Scotland is committed to reducing the number of individuals affected by doorstep crime, ultimately keeping vulnerable groups safe and empowering local communities. With this in mind we would like to ask for your support in our drive against these crimes.
Doorstep crime affects some of the most vulnerable within society, mainly targeting victims due to perceived vulnerability (Age/Gender/Disability), with many becoming repeat victims.
What can I do?
- Be on guard if someone turns up unexpectedly.
- Be aware of methods used by criminals to distract you such as being asked to make a telephone call, asking to retrieve a ball or being asked to check water or gas supplies.
- Don’t keep large amounts of money at home
- Do your premises or garden really require work to be carried out.
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Keep an eye out for Be vigilant for vulnerable neighbours who may fall foul of these criminals
- About calling the police when you see anything suspicious
Never let an unknown person into your home. If you’re not sure, don’t answer the door.
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.