PC Raymond Murphy and PC Steven Graham are the Police Scotland Ward Officers for the Forth and Endrick area, which incorporates Kippen and surrounding areas. They are based at Balfron Police Office, and can be contacted at the office, on 101 or at ForthEndrickCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk.
They regularly publish information and appeals online. The local Twitter feed can be found at @StirlingPol, and the local Facebook page can be found at ‘Forth Valley Police Division’.
The current ward priorities for the Forth and Endrick area are Antisocial Behaviour, Road Safety, Theft and Community Engagement and Reassurance.
Since the last edition of The Wee Vine, there have been several minor road traffic collisions recorded on the roads in and around the Kippen area. However, one collision on the B822, involving two vehicles, did result in serious injury and as a result, one man was charged with an alleged Careless Driving offence.
One motorist was stopped and charged with numerous alleged road traffic offences, including driving without a Driving Licence or Insurance on the B822 at Kippen, whilst another was stopped and arrested for allegedly Drink Driving on the A811 near to Kippen.
The Central Scotland Safety Camera Partnership and Police Scotland have continued to perform speed enforcement and hi-visibility patrols in and around Kippen, resulting in a number of motorists being given advice regarding their vehicle or manner of driving, or prosecuted where appropriate. Regular such patrols and checks will continue in an effort to improve road safety and driver behaviour.
Recently, a speed of 79mph was recorded on the A811 near to Kippen by the Central Scotland Safety Camera Partnership.
There have been no thefts reports in the Kippen area since the last issue of The Wee Vine.
However, local residents are reminded of the importance of being vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity to Police Scotland or CrimeStoppers anonymously, no matter how trivial it may seem. Over the past few months, we have received several such reports, and each of these has been investigated and the appropriate action taken. Such reports are always encouraged and welcomed.
Several of the reports received recently have been in relation to possible bogus work being carried out. Local residents are encouraged to look out for each other, and if they have any concerns about work being carried out at the properties of vulnerable neighbours, they should contact Police Scotland or Trading Standards at Stirling Council.
Community Engagement and Reassurance
As well as regularly high visibility patrols in the area by local officers, PC Murphy and PC Graham regularly visit Kippen on routine patrol, carry out road safety duties including speed enforcement, assist with local community issues, visit Kippen Primary School and other local businesses and attend Kippen Community Council meetings.
Police Scotland Public Consultation Survey –
Your View Counts
The Police Scotland Public Consultation Survey is still open. The survey allows local residents to provide feedback to Police Scotland in relation to a variety of topics, including their views on what they feel local policing priorities should be in their communities.
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, is anonymous, and everyone is encouraged to participate in it.
The survey and further information can be found at http://www.scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts.
Paper based surveys are available for those who wish, and these can be obtained by contacting Police Scotland, or at future Community Council meetings where local officers will ensure they are available.