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Crime Detected through Rural Crime Partnership in East Lothian

September 16th, 2019

4 males apprehended following reports by rural community

Garnock Valley Carves 2019

September 9th, 2019

Hosted by Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch, Garnock Valley Carves is a new Chainsaw Carving event in the North of North Ayrshire which had its 2nd year on Saturday 7th September 2019 following a very successful event in 2018.

Working with the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV)

August 30th, 2019

Members from the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers braved adverse weather conditions recently while spreading the word of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland to residents throughout the Helensburgh area.

What is Neighbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch is a community led initiative to bring local people together to address crime and other community safety issues. Neighbourhood Watch groups often liaise with the local police, the local authority and other agencies. The concept originated in the United States and was introduced into the UK in the 1980s.

Behind it lies a very simple idea Working together can help to improve your community. Neighbourhood Watches can be large, covering most of the households on an estate, or they might involve just a few houses. They may meet frequently, or keep in touch via e-mail or social media. There really is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch adapts to fit the community it serves. Quite simply it’s “Your Watch, Your Way”

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Creative Approaches to Flood Awareness

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) are close partners and valued supporters of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland (NWS). For a number of years NWS and SEPA have worked together to improve their community engagement processes allowing SEPA to better connect with local communities regarding flooding awareness and preparedness.

Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch – ‘their watch, their way’

It is relatively easy to start up a neighbourhood watch group and we know that they can be very effective at dealing with local issues such as crime, however the real challenge is sustaining the group after it has achieved its initial objectives. Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch is a shining example of ‘your watch, your way’ and what can be achieved when communities work collectively.

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#LeithCommunityCops will be holding their community surgery at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Leith between 1-3pm tomorrow Friday 20/09/2019. No appointments necessary, just drop in for a chat.
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EQUINE SECURITY HOW TO PROTECT YOUR TRAILERS AND HORSE BOXES: Block in your trailer etc. with a vehicle or other object to prevent it being towed away

Local officers will be at Harlaw House Visitor Centre from 12pm - 3pm on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd Sept along with other organisations including:


See you there!

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Be vigilant!

Not all thefts happen under cover of darkness. Note coming through of a member near Selkirk who had their Suzuki quad stolen yesterday afternoon.

Even during daylight, please take time and effort to ensure goods and property are kept as safe as possible.

This week is @GasSafetyWeek. New research has shown that 1 in 5 homes in the UK has unsafe gas appliances. Read more on this and #GasSafetyWeek here: #GSW2019 @HomeSafetyScot @theBSCprogramme @nwatchscotland @RoSPAScotland

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