Police urge residents to report problem streets
POLICE are set to launch a new crackdown on bad driving in several parts of Dundee.
And they have urged residents to flag up problem streets ahead of a spell of action.
Officers based at Longhaugh Police Station say they’ve been passed several complaints from members of the public about antisocial driving and speeding in the north-east of the city.
Affected areas include Mill o’ Mains, Whitfield, Fintry, Douglas and Broughty Ferry.
The community officers will launch two weeks’ worth of enforcement action in these areas on Monday September 11 in an attempt to address people’s concerns.
It follows a consultation with locals about what crime they want tackled in their area.
PC Tony Baynham, part of the Longhaugh community team, said: “We need your help. Let us know where you believe the problems are and we will focus our patrols there.
“Our communities know exactly where the issues are and we want to use the information provided by you to tackle the issue of antisocial driving.”
Neil Cooney, communications secretary for Broughty Ferry Community Council, has welcomed the move.
He said: “It’s something that comes up quite frequently.
“There have been particular problems with speeding and parking outside the school areas in the mornings.
“It’s generally a city-wide issue so the fact they’re going to be looking at it is definitely to be welcomed.
“Each individual community councillor will have their own example of problems in the Ferry.
“If the community council or any other of the groups in Broughty Ferry can help in any way then I’m sure there will be a groundswell of support.”
Police Scotland urged anyone who wishes to report areas of concern to call 101 or email the team directly on TaysideNorthEastCPT@scotland.pnn. police.uk.
The Longhaugh community police team.