‘We’ll make place safer’
Campaign will tackle anti-social behaviour in village
A campaign has been launched to tackle antisocial behaviour in Blackridge.
The village has experienced a number of antisocial behaviour issues over recent months and West Lothian Council and Police Scotland are working together on the Working in Partnership to Keep Blackridge Safe campaign to raise awareness of the issue and encourage residents to report incidents to the authorities.
Police Scotland and the council’s Safer Neighbourhood team (SNT) have already had high-profile patrols in the community in the last couple of weeks and the Safer Neighbourhood team have linked in with vulnerable and isolated members of the community to provide reassurance.
A number of actions to help reassure the community and ensure that incidents are being reported have taken place.
All community safety partners are involved to address the issues reported and the teams are engaging with young people in the community also.
The SNT and police are holding joint drop-in surgeries at the Craig Inn over the summer period on Wednesday, August 1, from 6pm to 8pm and Wednesday, August 22, from 6pm to 8pm.
Vice chair of the Services for the Community Policy, Development and Scrutiny Panel, Councillor Andrew McGuire said: “Antisocial Behaviour can have a severe impact upon residents’ lives. That is why we have launched this local campaign and we hope to raise awareness within the community on how local people can report incidents and help the authorities crack down on this unacceptable behaviour.
“A letter drop for the Blackridge community has already taken place providing people with contact information, we will also be regularly posting details on how to contact the authorities on social media and through our drop in sessions.
“Posters will also be placed in public areas and we hope the message will get through to the local community – antisocial Behaviour will not be tolerated and the council and police are here to help.”
Antisocial behaviour can have a severe impact on residents’ lives
Joint approach Police and West Lothian Council have launched the Working in Partnership to Keep Blackridge Safe campaign