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PC Smith & Sgt Watt at MurrayfieldCC meeting 14 January 2020

We were delighted to welcome the ever helpful PC Paula Smith, and special visitor Sgt Sandra Watt, to our meeting. Sgt Watt was there to discuss how Police Scotland might improve its communications with Murrayfield Community Council. According to the minutes of the meeting: 

"3.2 Sgt Sandra Watt told the meeting that she is the CPT sergeant for the area stretching from Queensferry and Ratho to Corstorphine and Murrayfield. Future initiatives will be:-

(a) A crime prevention talk at the MCC meeting in June preceded by a half hour session with officers from the Preventions, Interventions and Partnerships team who will offer advice on improving home security,

(b) Adding crime prevention information to the MCC website, (She reminded the meeting that the Police still offer individual crime prevention surveys.)

(c) Restarting drop in clinics at Costa Coffee, 145 St John’s Road and in conjunction with Cllr Scott Douglas’s constituency surgeries (on the first Monday of the month at Murrayfield Parish Church and Corstorphine Library),

(d) Bike marking events – details to be confirmed,

(e) Advertising MCC meetings on Twitter,

(f) Rugby Internationals – cycle patrols before the matches and Police officers in attendance at the SRU meetings with local residents, and

(g) A partnership with the Roads Policing team targeting speeding and other Road Traffic offences."