Keeping people and property safe

Constable Alan Bell during his visit to the Sunshine Playschool with (from left), Maisie Nelson, Dylan McIntosh and Aiden Richards.

Constable Alan Bell during his visit to the Sunshine Playschool with (from left), Maisie Nelson, Dylan McIntosh and Aiden Richards.

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TAYSIDE Police’s community liaison officers in Kirriemuir are getting out and about promoting safety among the town’s younger residents - with more initiatives in the pipeline.

On Friday Constables Pam Colvin and Alan Bell made a visit to the Sunshine Playschool in Northmuir Hall to distribute reflective flashing safety discs designed to keep the children safe in the dark winter days.

Funding for the items has come from the community safety pot.

The discs can clip on to clothing or school bags, and more will be distributed amongst nurseries and schools in the area as the officers make visits to highlight the benefit of reflective clothing and armbands.

This weekend Pam and Alan will also be on hand to make sure local bicycles do not fall victim to unwanted thefts.

They are running a free bike marking session which means that, if a bicycle is stolen, if found it can be returned to the rightful owner.

Again Constables Colvin and Bell have received funding which will allow them to mark child and adult cycles - free of charge.

Constable Bell told The Herald: “This service consists of acid etching, a cycle passport and the cycle details being registered and placed on the national cycle register.

“This register is nationwide and, if your cycle was stolen and recovered elsewhere in the UK, you would be reunited with your cycle.

“The charge for this service is normally £5 per cycle. Thanks to community funding this service is free.”

The cycle marking will take place at Kirriemuir Police Office this Saturday between 12 noon and 4 p.m.

To book an appointment please call (01575 576625).

If there is no reply simply leave your contact details and Pam or Alan will call you back to book you a slot.