The police are in an impossible position. No matter how many times they say crime figures are going down, or at best not going up people say one of two things
- That's because no-one reports many petty crimes because they are fed up calling and no -one coming
- That's all very well but I want to see a policeman going past my house on a regular basis.
Some of this was dealt with by the community concierge team which I successfully got for the area. people did feel that something was being done, some-one a was around with their interest's at heart and that they mattered to them But as part of the swingeing SNP/Libdem cuts that team has been cut from 16 to 9 and given a much bigger area to cover. So although the staff are working hard the people never see them and so their most powerful effect, re-assurance, has been lost.
The feeling of both meetings were that the people have been let down. I have to say that I agree and it sadness me because it could have been avoided.