Teamwork often brings good results
One of the rewarding things about my current job within the Local Problem Solving team is having the time to work alongside other partner agencies.
This contact is often productive and can lead to a multi-agency approach to an issue that has been brought to the attention of the police, with a view to providing an improvement in the situation for the people involved or for the public who have been affected by the issue.
With this in mind, this week sees the launch of a Community Safety Partnership Hub covering the Blantyre, Uddingston, Hamilton, Larkhall, Stonehouse and Clydesdale areas.
This provides a structured platform for the main partners to bring the issues which are most pertinent to them, round the table and to have discussions about who is best to take the lead going forward, whilst still providing support for each other in doing so.
This will help with transparency and will ensure we are each held to account for any matters brought to the table.
These meetings will be held weekly, a relatively short time frame, in an effort to deter any escalation in any one situation. We are hopeful that these meetings will be productive and help build stronger relationships going forward.
On the topic of community safety, residents in Merrick Drive, Stonehouse, were alarmed to discover that it appears that someone had tried to enter a property on the street, causing some minor damage in the process. This occurred between September 28 and October 3. I would urge anyone to contact police if they have any information about who may have been responsible.
Likewise in Uddingston, the areas of Braefoot Lane and Castlemains Crescent were targeted by a thief who successfully gained entry to two vehicles on Castlemains Crescent and stole items including in one case, a valuable wedding ring which is also obviously also of great sentimental value.
This occurred about 4.30am on Monday, October 8, and would encourage the residents in that estate to report anything unusual to police.
In Kirkmuirhill, officers are making enquiries into the locks of a house being glued and eggs thrown at the windows at a property on Dormiston Road. Whilst this appears on the surface to be a relatively minor matter this has caused some expense and upset to the occupant of the house. No witnesses have as yet come forward, however if you have any information please contact PC Marshall at Larkhall police office.
Finally in Hamilton, police are looking for information in relation to an attempts break in to a house, via the front door, on Elmbank Crescent, which occurred at 1.30am on Wednesday, October 3. This incident left the occupier of the house very shaken. There is no available description of those responsible. PC Porteous is the enquiry officer for that incident.
Please call 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800555111.