Ever wondered where the names Polwarth, Merchiston, Gillsland,
Ettrick and Spylaw come from? Then why not have a read of the Street
Ever wondered who your local MPs,
MSPs and Councillors are? Just type in your postcode here
and get in touch with them!
Your local Community Beat Officer is PC
Alan Hopper, but if you live on Polwarth Grove it's PC
Julie Cochrane. Click on their names to send them an email!
Would you like a Police supplied Garden
Shed Alarm for only £10? (normal RRP is £12 + P&P)
to order one.
Would you like a Police supplied Personal Attack Alarm
for only £4? (normal RRP is £6 + P&P). There are two types
on offer: the Sureguard
SG300 and the Charm
Alarm. Click here
to order one.
Do you have graffiti on property nearby you? The legislation
for ASBO allows prosecution of Utility companies if they fail to remove
graffiti vandalism on their property. This includes the Council parking
meters, lamposts, post boxes, green box telephone exchanges etc. Please
report this to your council.
The City of Edinburgh Council operates
a specialist graffiti treatment unit which aims to remove all racist or
offensive graffiti as quickly as possible. If the graffiti is on private
property then it is the responsibility of the owner to treat it. Under
the new Anti-Social Behaviour act the Council has the power to force some
types of private property owners, like utility companies, to treat graffiti.
In addition, the Council supports volunteers who wish to tackle low level
graffiti in their neighbourhood.
Call the Keep Edinburgh Clean Programme Co-ordinator on 0131 529 2703
for more information on how volunteers can get involved in tackling graffiti.
To report graffiti or for more information on how
to treat it, you should contact:
Services for Communities on firstname.lastname@example.org
[Tel: 0131 529 3030, Fax: 0131 529 3014. Their address is Chesser
House, 500 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3YJ]
In response to recent (May 2011) fly tipping around Spylaw
and Ettrick Road, residents should know of the following information from
the Mr Brian Mills, City of Edinburgh Council's Senior Environmental Warden.
"The Environmental Wardens are aware of the problem of fly tipping
in this area and endeavour to patrol the area as often as duties allow
to keep the task force informed of the dumped items so that they can be
removed as soon as possible. Unfortunately the type of items dumped do
not have any indication of their origins and enquiries to the surrounding
flats usually result in no one knowing who has dumped the items.
Environmental Wardens will continue to patrol the area as often as duties
allow and will keep task force informed of any dumped items. If any of
the residents have any information regarding who is fly tipping we would
be more than happy to investigate."
The Environmental Warden for this area is Don Clark and he can be contacted
on 0131 529 5204.
Here are all the local emergency contact numbers that
you might ever want.
for a pdf version of this information, to easily print out and display!