Team­work often brings good re­sults

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

with­sergean­tjon Mcleish

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