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Keeping Dogs under control

“Owners must take responsibility for their dog’s actions and where there is any risk, however slight, the dog has to be kept on a lead, or if need be, muzzled as well." Do you agree with Helen Martin?

Posted by Edinburgh Evening News on Monday, 30 October 2017

Doorstep Crime and Bogus Callers

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Keep Safe from Doorstep Crime and Bogus Callers

What is doorstep crime?

From bogus callers to rogue traders, doorstep criminals are cunning, creative, and often very convincing.

Anyone can be fooled as these people are professional con artists. However, the over 60s are often specifically targeted.

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Scottish Fire & Rescue Information

ScottishFireServicelogoSpring 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.”

bin fireAccording to the latest SFRS incident statistics, published last October, there were 1,309 reports of deliberate secondary fires in Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh South West Community Policing Team

police booklet nov16

The Edinburgth South West Community Policing Team have produced a booklet of information.

Download the Booklet HERE

or Click on the picture.

Protect yourself! Here’s how

Here are some leaflets giving Police Scotland advice on home security, personal information security, personal safety. Please click the graphics to download full-sized leaflets.  Please also distribute them as much as possible.

 home security guide oct 14  housebreaking security advice holiday  ioc personal information toolkit
 personal safety booklet   police scotland home security trifold

No Cold-Calling Zones

NCCZ Residents imageClick the image to see more informationThis page gives a brief overview on how to set up a No Cold-Calling Zone (NCCZ) in your area.


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.


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.

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Playing Out Street Play

Edinburgh Playing Out has continued to work with City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to enable free road closures for street play and community togetherness. We are delighted to report that the guidelines for parents wishing to apply to close their street for the Edinburgh pilot of Playing Out went live today.

You can find the guidelines at:

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