Appeal for information
We rely on your support in providing us with information you may have in relation to crimes committed in your area along with any suspicious activity that may be of concern to you that will also help us detect the offenders and keep the community safe. Over the past few weeks a number of motor vehicles have been damaged in the area of Ashley Drive and surrounding streets. Any information you may have about these incidents or suspicious activity you may have seen in the area can be passed to the police to help us apprehend the persons responsible. You can also do this annonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
SNT’s have been working on the three priorities set by the community on 26th June 2011.
- Littering by campers at Craiglockhart Del & Craiglockhart Hill
- Anti-social behaviour at Gardners Crescent and surrounding areas
- Dog fouling at Harrison Park & Alan Park Bridge
- High visibility foot patrols have been carried out at Gardners Crescent and surrounding areas and the calls to that area have signifi cantly reduced.
Officers have also conducted regular patrols of Craiglockhart Hill & Craiglockhart Del speaking to campers making them aware of their responsibilities and issuing leaflets regarding responsible camping. We have also increased our patrols in Harrison Park & Alan Park Bridge speaking to local dog walkers providing advice on dog fouling issues.
The next priority setting meeting will place on 26th September 2011, 18:30hrs at Gorgie/Dalry Parish Church. We encourage you to come along and discuss issues that matter to you.
Urinating in the street
Police in Edinburgh are taking a stance on people urinating in the street with a new awareness-raising and enforcement initiative in the Grassmarket.
The ‘Don’t P*ss It Up Against the Wall’ campaign has been developed after concerns were raised by local residents about people leaving bars and clubs and urinating in the nearby closes and streets.
The Safer Neighbourhood Team in the city centre has worked with the local community and identified ways to tackle this ongoing issue, which is of particular concern during the busy Festival season when visitor numbers in the Grassmarket area swell considerably.Key to the campaign was public support which resulted in 900 letters being sent to local businesses and residents asking them to attend public meetings to discuss ways of tackling the problem.
As a result of their views at the meetings the hard-hitting publicity campaign was created which will target customers in pubs and clubs and highlight the issue to visitors to the Grassmarket.
The aims of this marketing campaign are to highlight the negative impact this issue has on the local community and to remind both visitors and residents of Edinburgh about the potential £40 Fixed Penalty Ticket that can be issued by police officers for this offence.
In addition to the posters, beermats and vinyls that will be displayed, the opening times of the coin operated toilets in the area have been extended to 3am and the use of temporary urinals as a longer term solution is being explored.
City Centre Police Inspector Dianne Bruce said “while those enjoying a night out in town might think urinating in the street is harmless, it is a real quality of life concern for local residents and businesses.“