Community alerts to keep you in the know

Date: 

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019


Sign up and stay informed - that's the message from the Council’s Trading Standards team and Police Scotland, who are urging local residents to register for East Dunbartonshire Community Alerts.pile of triangles with FRAUD ALERT writing

The system, run by Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, allows people to keep up to date with the latest news - including reports of doorstep crime, scams, burglaries and more in East Dunbartonshire.

Alerts are sent out by e-mail and/or by text. To sign up, complete the online form by visiting www.neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk/sign-up-for-alerts

If you do not have Internet access or need support, please call Trading Standards on 0300 123 4510, and they will assist you in registering.

Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, "I am pleased we have been able to work with our colleagues in Police Scotland to develop East Dunbartonshire Community Alerts, which will help to keep residents safe.

"Our Trading Standards team works closely with Police Scotland and a range of partners to help raise awareness and provide advice on avoiding bogus callers and rogue traders.image of poster to sign up via mobile to stay informed

"I hope people take the time to sign up and help keep themselves - and their community - safe."

Chief Inspector Gerry Corrigan, Local Area Commander - Police Scotland, added, "We enjoy a fantastic relationship with our Trading Standards officers, which has resulted in increased detections for bogus crime in our area.

"By signing up to East Dunbartonshire Community Alerts we can increase awareness for residents in real time when we become aware of ongoing incidents that impact the community, as well as alerting them to emerging crime trends relating to fraudulent schemes.

"It is only through working together in partnership we can build safer communities in East Dunbartonshire. We encourage all of our residents with any suspicions of possible bogus workers in the area to report these concerns to the Police at the first possible opportunity."

For more information, e-mail trading.standards@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or call 0300 123 4510. You can also contact Police Scotland on 101 or e-mail GreaterGlasgowLPSTBishopbriggs@scotland.pnn.police.uk

For general advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime, visit www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe and www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/residents/trading-standards