LOCALS in Fife have been helping police tackle crime in the area.
As part of the Fife Constabulary’s commitment to community engagement, community consultation meetings are held throughout Fife on a bi-monthly basis within the heart of local communities. This allows people to meet with local officers, identify issues they feel affect them and be part of the discussions that lead to how policing is delivered in their area.
Cowdenbeath Police have been working hard to tackle local priorities which can range from tackling youth disorder and anti-social behaviour, to speeding, dog fouling and noise nuisance. The public have a vital role to play in the success of resolving these issues and at times can be additional eyes and ears that can provide a wealth of information and intelligence to assist the Police in tackling these issues.
Recent meetings held throughout the area saw a number of locals attending and setting priorities for September and October 2011. These meetings provide an ideal opportunity for members of the public to meet with their local Community Police Officers and discuss issues of concern and have a real say in how their concerns are addressed.
Local Community Sergeant Kenny Greig said: “I am delighted to see the continued support from the public at the recent meetings and also the numbers of people attending. Reported instances of anti-social crimes such as assaults, vandalism and public disorder have all reduced, however we are keen to hear the views and opinions of the public. This assists us in preventing and detecting crime in the area including unacceptable behaviour such as speeding and drug dealing.
“I would encourage members of our community take the opportunity to come along and meet with the local Community Police Officers for their area. The officers will be on hand to chat to local residents and will be asking them to identify their top concerns for the area to make sure that our resources are dedicated to the issues that matter most to the community.
“As part of the pledge we’ve made to the community, we want to get residents involved with policing and problem solving in their area. By working together we can all contribute and tackle real issues that effect real people on a regular basis. Please look out for our Community stands throughout the Cowdenbeath area during October which will provide vital information on Community Safety, Community Engagement Meetings and provide details of you local Community Officer.”
The Policing Priorities along with the dates of the next meetings and locations are detailed below
Date of Next meeting – Tuesday 1st November 2011 7pm within Benarty Community Centre
Date of Next meeting – Wednesday 2nd November 2011 6.30 pm within The Corrie Centre, Carden Avenue, Cardenden
1. Speeding in Cluny
2. Illegal Parking at Station Road Cardenden
3. Dangerous Parking at Cardenden Primary School
Date of Next meeting – Tuesday 1st November 2011 6pm within Lochgelly Town Hall, Bank Street, Lochgelly
1. Speeding in area of Station Road and South Street Lochgelly
Date of Next meeting – Monday 7th November 2011 6.30 pm within Moray Institute, Main Street, Kelty
No current Priority
Date of next meeting – Wednesday 2nd November 2011 6.00 pm within Kingseat Community Leisure Centre, Main Street Kingseat
1. Speeding on Main Street/Henderson Street
Date of next meeting – Wednesday 2nd November 2011 7pm within Beath High School, Foulford Road, Cowdenbeath
1. Illegal parking in and around Cowdenbeath Town Centre
2. ASB within the Cowcdenbeath area
Date of next meeting –Monday 7th November 2011 6.30 pm within Crossgates Community Centre, Inverkeithing Road, Crossgates
1. Speeding on main roads
Hill of Beath
Date of next meeting – Tuesday 1st November 2011 6.30 pm within Hill of Beath Community Centre, Main Street, Hill of Beath
No current priorities
Fife Constabulary is committed to allowing you to directly influence local policing. You can have your say on local priorities by coming to the community engagement meeting in your area. Contact your local community team on 0845 600 5702 or visit www.fife.police.uk for further details.