Community safety drop in events

Taking place throughout February and March

Community safety officer

Published: 10 February 2020

East Renfrewshire Council's Community Safety Team will be hosting a series of public drop-in events across the area to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to speak about matters in their community.

The team work seven days a week tackling a range of issues including dog fouling, littering and fly-tipping, parking and anti-social behaviour. Their Community Safety Unit also provides CCTV service 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.

The series will begin in the Barrhead Health Centre on Friday 14 February before Newton Mearns, Neilston, Thornliebank, Clarkston and finishing in Eaglesham on Friday 27 March. A full list of the events can be found below.

Councillor Colm Merrick, Convenor for Community Services and Community Safety said: 'Our community safety wardens are the eyes and ears of our community; they patrol areas across East Renfrewshire every day and work closely with our emergency services partners to ensure residents and visitors are kept safe. These events are a terrific opportunity for you to speak to the team and to find out more about what they do. You can also raise any concerns you may have. If you can, please try to come along to one of the venues and chat openly with the team. As always your insight and opinions will be greatly appreciated.'

Safety concerns in East Renfrewshire can be reported via the free and confidential Ring and Report line on 0800 013 0076 from 7am to midnight.

Here is the full list of events:

14 Feb - Barrhead Health Centre - 9am-4pm

15 Feb - Asda, Barrhead - 9am-4pm

16 Feb - Marks & Spencer, The Avenue, Newton Mearns - 9am-4pm

20 Feb - Neilston Leisure Centre - 8am-12.30pm and Main Street, Neilston - 12.30pm-4pm

27 Feb - Morrisons, Giffnock - 9am-4pm

3 March - Thornliebank Health Centre - 9am-4pm

5 March - Busby Road, Clarkston (outside Tesco) - 9am-4pm                 

17 March - Eastwood Leisure Centre, Eastwood Park - 9am-4pm

27 March - Montgomery Street, Eaglesham shops - 9am-4pm

Last modified on 22 October 2020