Since the last edition PC Scott Craigie has left the post as a Ward officer, however he remains in the area as a Response officer. PC Steven Graham returns to the post and works alongside PC Gary Martin, who is new to the area.
PC Steven Graham and PC Gary Martin are based at Balfron Police Office and can be contacted 101 or at ForthEndrickCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk. It is recommended that this email address is used by the local community for email contact
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The current ward priorities for the Forth and Endrick area continue to be Antisocial Behaviour, Road Safety, Theft and Community Engagement and Reassurance.
There have been a couple of minor reports of antisocial behaviour within the village since the last issue. No one was arrested as a result of these incidents.
The camera unit has continued to perform speed enforcement and hi-visibility patrols in and around Kippen, resulting in a number of motorists being prosecuted. This includes one vehicle travelling at a speed of 97mph along the A811. Regular such patrols and checks will continue in an effort to improve road safety and driver behaviour.
There have been a number of reports regarding animals on the A811. Please bear this in mind on your travels as, due to the speed of the road, striking one can have fatal consequences.
One driver was reported for drink driving. Be careful when enjoying the festivities as many people have been caught still over the limit the morning after the night before.
Please check and maintain your vehicle for road worthiness. The winter weather causes roads and driving conditions to be hazardous. This includes ensuring that vehicle windscreens are defrosted, and you have a full view of the road ahead prior to driving off. On that note, please do not defrost the windscreen by leaving your engine running unattended on the road or driveway
In the last few months in other villages in the Forth and Endrick area there have been a number of commercial housebreakings. More recently, although not in the Kippen area, some domestic housebreakings have occurred so please see below message and please report anything you feel suspicious to the Police.
Police Message to Local Residents
Recently the clocks went back an hour to mark the end of British Summer time. This also marks the start of the darker nights which can make it easier for thieves to target your property if they can see that nobody is home. We need your help to make it make it harder for the thieves so please consider the following:
- Use timer switches on lights and radios to make it look as if your home is occupied.
- Ensure all doors and windows are secure when you leave and when you go to bed.
- If possible, use secure lighting at the front and back of your property.
- Make sure all garden tools and ladders are locked away when not being used. Don’t give the thieves the tools to break into your house.
- Use a good quality lock on any garden sheds and outhouses.
- Make a note of all makes, models and serial numbers of expensive items in your home.
- create a FREE and secure inventory of all your personal property at http://www.immobilise.com
- If you note anything suspicious in your neighbourhood report it on 101.
If anyone would like further crime prevention advice, please contact PC Gary Martin or PC Steven Graham who will be happy to assist
POLICE SCOTLAND – YOUTH HUB
Police Scotland has launched its first dedicated internet page and social media channel dedicated to the children and young people of Scotland. The new platforms are a result of feedback from national consultation with young people, who requested better access to information and modern ways to communicate with Police.
The new resources will help promote Children’s Rights by providing young people with easier access to educational resources and space to voice their views on platforms recognised and commonly used by them in modern society. The Children and Young People team aim to provide safety and prevention messages that will ultimately help young people make better life choices and minimise potential risks to themselves and others. Any content being published will be structured to avoid corporate messages and be more appealing to the desired age groups.