At the Public Safety Committee held on Tuesday 15thMay, attended by local Councillors Alastair Majury and Douglas Dodds, as part of the ‘Police Performance Report For Stirling Area’ agenda item Chief Inspector Gill Boulton provide a verbal report on the recent multi-agency Royals operation that visited over 220 properties with a good number of surveys being returned. Chief Inspector Gill Boulton highlighted this an example of positive engagement that additionally has helped to highlight to the public the different methods of reporting issues, so that they can select a method that they are most comfortable with.
Chief Inspector Gill Boulton highlighted that due to the pilot being successful that this initiative should happen more regularly as well as being rolled out to other areas where similar issues have been reported, also that the police work closely with the council on such matters including on the Safer Communities Joint Task Force. Council officers highlighted that they try to have enforcement officers in the area at times when they believe issues are likely to occur, as neither enforcement officers or police officers can be stationed in the royals at all times. It was also highlighted that one of the perpetrators has been successfully evicted from the Royals.
Chief Superintendent Tony Beveridge highlighted that a key element is understanding what drives the anti-social behaviour in the first instance, so that these underlying causes can be tackled and a sustainable approach put in place. Chief Superintendent Tony Beveridge also highlighted that one reason that Sgt Robert Russell has been moved to cover the Dunblane area is to help tackle the issues in the Royals.
Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“I welcome Chief Inspector Gill Boulton’s comments on the pilot initiative, and the continued focus on the issues that residents in the Royals are facing, I will continue to work with and support both council officers and the police to urgently resolve the situation.”
Local Conservative Councillor Douglas Dodds added:
“I have met with Sgt Robert Russell, and am pleased that he will be helping to tackle these issues and fully support him in his endeavours.”
Note Councillors Alastair Majury and Douglas Dodds attended the Public Safety Committee in the gallery and didn’t sit as part of the committee.
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.