Safety team show of force
A day of action has been held by community safety officers in the Stewartry.
Kirkcudbright Community Council joined forces with the team in the Dee and Glenkens ward, a huge area that covers Auchencairn, Kirkcudbright, Auchenlarie and north to Carsphairn.
A dozen community safety officers were out and about, including four in plain clothes, to catch any irresponsible dog owners and litter louts.
The team organised various information points and listened to residents about their concerns.
In a recent survey, 96.8 per cent of people said they felt safe, or very safe, in their community, above the regional average. Sixty-nine per cent felt dog fouling and 49 per cent felt littering were a concern in their neighbourhood, so these were the main focus.
Kirkcudbright Community Council provost Lesley Garbutt said: “We are committed to working with the community safety team to deal with these issues to make our community a better place to live and work.
“It is interesting to note that these low-level issues of antisocial behaviour are the ones our community is most concerned about.”
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