Welcome to the web presence of the Braeside and Mannofield Community Council.
Community Councils are statutory bodies, set up by an Act of Parliament. Their term of office is 3 years and they receive an annual grant from the City Council.
They have no executive powers although being close to and part of the local community they play a vital role in representing the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies.
Anyone who lives within the Community Council area and whose name is on the electoral roll can be nominated or apply to become a Community Councillor.
There are also places for young people aged 16 and 17 years and other co-options are allowed.
The Braeside and Mannofield Community Council has an upper limit of 12 members.
For full information about Community Councils download the Aberdeen City Council Handbook from the document archive.

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, Braeside and Mannofield Community Council have a data privacy policy. That policy can be viewed by clicking here

You can email us at bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Police Report - December 2019

This is the latest report from our local policing unit and covers the period 1st to 31st December 2019.

Community Policing Priorities

Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
There were no instances to report during the period. 

Acquisitive Crime:
There was a theft of some mail from a communal mailbox in the Great Western Road area, likely as a result of the culprit believing packages contained Christmas gifts within. There were a small number of attempted thefts from insecure vehicles that occurred overnight during the period, as well as property stolen from an insecure property in the lead up to Christmas. Again this emphasises the importance of locking your vehicle and property to deter this kind of opportunistic crime. Some food and gifts were also stolen from Mannofield Church and enquiries are ongoing into this. A male was charged and reported regarding the theft of a charity tin from the same premises earlier this month. 

Road Safety & Road Crime:

The festive drink drive campaign continues and local officers are conducting regular patrols in conjunction with our Roads Policing colleagues. We continue to work with partners in response to specific complaints in terms of road traffic offences and to make use of antisocial behaviour legislation. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action. 

Community Engagement & Reassurance
We hope you enjoyed the Christmas period. As the post-Christmas sales have begun, increasingly more of us are turning to internet shopping to purchase goods and services. As part of our commitment to deliver Safer Virtual Communities, this serves as an opportune time to give some guidance and advice in relation to internet safety, specifically in relation to internet shopping. 

Phishing and Internet Shopping
What is Phishing? 
Phishing is when criminals use fake e-mails or web links to acquire sensitive personal information, such as passwords, usernames, or bank account details. This is used to commit fraudulent or even criminal acts in your name, leaving you responsible for the consequences. Such emails and linked websites often appear genuine but are designed to trick people into entering personal details to access your identity, steal from your bank account or infect your computer with a virus which allows them to control your system. 

What kind of things might indicate Phishing? 
  • When shopping online, make sure your web browser and internet security is up to date. Look for the padlock in the address line before you enter any card details.
  • Be aware of seemingly genuine emails requesting to open attachments – if unsure or not expecting anything, do not open any documents. If in doubt contact the sending company over the phone by using the genuine number
  • Be aware of seemingly genuine e-mails advertising a win of some sort – these usually involve requesting the sending of money to ‘release’ the prize or requesting your bank details
  • Be especially cautious of emails that try to upset you into acting quickly by threatening you with frightening information
  • Do not click on links, download files or open attachments in emails from unknown senders. It is best to open attachments only when you are expecting them and know what they contain, even if you know the sender
  • Never email personal or financial information, even if you are close with the recipient. You never know who may gain access to your email account, or to the person’s account to whom you are emailing
  • Beware of links in emails that ask for personal information, even if the email appears to come from a company you do business with. Phishing web sites often copy the entire look of a legitimate web site, making it appear authentic. To be safe, call the legitimate company first to see if they really sent that email to you. After all, businesses should not request personal information to be sent via email
  • Check your online accounts and bank statements regularly to ensure that no unauthorised transactions have been made
Another variation on this type of scam is known as Vishing, when you are contacted on the phone by someone claiming to be from your internet provider or bank for example. The same general rules apply. 
  • Don't ever give personal information like banking or credit cards over the phone to someone who has called you
  • If you get a call from someone claiming to be your bank or credit card, hang up, and ring the number on the back of your credit card or your bank using a different phone from the one they called you on
  • Do not divulge personal information over the phone unless you initiate the call
And yet another form of this type of crime is known as Smishing, which is when the source of the scam comes via text message. Text messages from unknown numbers should raise alarm bells, but often banks do text their customers for a variety of reasons. If you receive a text regarding your account details contact your bank using a number found on your bank statement, not the number provided in the text.

More information in relation to online safety, including safe internet browsing and social media and internet dating can be found online via our website at:


What to know more about how we measure up, this is where to find out:
http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/our-performance/

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT 

Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:

Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:

Non emergency - 101;
Email - AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk;
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
Emergency - 999;
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Don't be a victim

We have been advised of a number of houses being entered, or having attempts made to enter, in the Deeside, Great Western Road and Culter areas over the past week. A thief, or thieves, appear to be targeting our area.

Please make sure that you keep doors locked and windows closed, even when you are in. Lights on timer switches will give the impression you are home if you go out at night. Make sure you lock your car when you leave it. These few simple steps will reduce the risk of you becoming a victim of these criminals.

Finally if you see anyone or anything suspicious then do not hesitate to contact police Scotland on the emergency 999 number.

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Choir and Carols

This year, the Community Council sponsored the local Community Choir, the Braeside Singers to perform at two of our local Care Homes.

On 5 December, the residents of Northcote Lodge and Broomhill Care Home were led in an evening of carol singing and enjoyed a musical performance by the Singers.

Braeside Singers meet every Tuesday evening at 6pm at the Annex to the Airyhall Library and all are welcome to come along.  The choir are particularly keen to recruit some more male members.  The Sessions for this year are complete and choir evenings will begin in the new year.

If you are interested in more information have a look at the website https://tpwolf.com/the-braeside-singers

or email the Choir Chairperson, Audrey Harvey at audreyharvey@talktalk.net

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Festive Greetings


Braeside and Mannofield 
Community Council wish 
everyone, seasons greetings 
and a healthy, safe and 
prosperous 2020.


Minutes of Meeting - 26 November 2019

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 26 November 2019 can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right.

There will be no meeting over the festive period with the next meeting of the Community Council being held on Tuesday 14 January 2019 in the Countesswells Room at Mannofield Church.

All meeting dates are listed on the right.

All Welcome

As usual, we can still be contacted with queries or comments by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Police Report - November 2019

This is the first report from Sgt Richard Dickens regarding policing activity in the Community Council area and covers the period 1st to 30th November 2019.

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
There have been two instances of minor vandalism to motor cars reported during the period, assessed as linked to drunken/anti-social behaviour. There have been no reported assaults during the period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There has been a report of a theft from a garden shed during the period whereby pedal cycles were stolen. Unfortunately whilst both bikes were secured in the shed there were tools easily available within to overcome the security of those locks.

There was a report of entry gained to a motor vehicle however nothing was stolen.

Please lock your property and keep valuables out of sight, and see the following pages for further advice in that regard. 

Road Safety & Road Crime:

Officers will soon be participating in the Festive Drink Drug Drive campaign, engaging with drivers and imparting the message of the severe implications of drink/drug driving. 

We continue to work with partners in response to specific complaints in terms of road traffic offences and to make use of antisocial behaviour legislation. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action.

Community Engagement & Reassurance 

Last month we mentioned our ‘After Dark’ campaign in terms of ensuring your house doesn’t look unoccupied if you are out, and keeping valuables out of sight. Our officers have delivered leaflets throughout the area in relation to this. This is particularly relevant in the run up to Christmas when we are purchasing and storing presents. Increasingly gifts become more technology based and these make them more expensive! 

Please take these simple steps to prevent becoming the victim of opportunistic crime:

 Make sure your tools, garden equipment are locked away (saws, screwdrivers etc. that could be used to overcome security)
 Ensure presents you have bought and stored are not easily seen through windows/doors
 Keep cash in your home to a minimum
 If you’re going away over the Christmas period don’t advertise it on social media, and ask a neighbour or friend to keep an eye on your house whilst away
 Cycles should be locked to something in a garage or shed (if using a combination lock please use a code that cannot be easily guessed). Bikes left unattended in front or back gardens are easily stolen.
 Look at the locks on your garage and shed, could you get past them easily if you needed to?
 Are your security lights still pointing in the right direction? Do their sensors need cleaning?
 Double check your car is locked before heading into your house

You can find further festive safety information on the Police Scotland website at 

Now that we are well and truly into the winter months it is also worth highlighting winter road safety: 

The weather in Scotland is notoriously unpredictable at the best of times and none more so than winter. We aim to provide you with all of the information you need to be fully prepared for a typically cold, icy and wet season. Whether you are a cyclist, driver or pedestrian, the information below should give you an understanding and awareness of what you should be doing to ensure that you are ready for winter. 

Being prepared for winter can be as easy as a few simple steps before planning a journey on the road:

 Check the weather forecast and road conditions
 If the weather is poor or the road surface is dangerous, consider whether you need to travel right now or if you can wait until the situation improves
 Consider alternate routes 
 Consider alternative modes of transport
 Allow extra time for your journey
 Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged
 Let people know where you are going and when you expect to arrive.

Consider keeping an emergency kit in your car for severe weather, this should at least include:
 An ice scraper and de-icer 
 A shovel for snow
 A torch and spare batteries
 Warm clothes, boots and a blanket
 Some food and a warm drink in a flask
 A first aid kit
 Battery jump leads
 A map or device with offline maps for any unplanned diversions.

You can find further details on the Police Scotland website at

https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/road-safety/winter-road-safety

This includes a video on conducting your winter car check, driving in bad weather and additional advice for cyclists and pedestrians.

The following links may also be useful:

What to know more about how we measure up, this is where to find out:

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT 

Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:


Non emergency - 101;
Email - AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk;
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
Emergency - 999;
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Bogus workmen in Craigton Road

An 87yr old resident in Craigton Road has fallen victim to bogus workers.  The incident happened around 10am on Friday 22 November.
Two men in a grey saloon-type car with two or three sets of ladders on the roof stopped outside the house and told the man that his roof needed repaired.
The men were given a three-figure sum of money and car drove off without completing any work.
The first suspect is described as around 40-years-old, average build with short dark hair and a Scottish accent. He was wearing dark clothing.
The second suspect is described as older, bald and a larger build.
Police Scotland are appealing to anyone who has seen suspicious behaviour involving the description of the car or suspects to contact us.
“These type of criminals prey upon vulnerable people so as always, we’re asking communities to be vigilant to this type of fraud. Key signs to look out for are random requests to carry out unplanned work where there is an immediate demand for cash. Always ask for identification and don’t be pressurised into making a decision.”
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 2021 of 22 November or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/police-hunt-bogus-workmen-who-targeted-87-year-old-man-in-aberdeen1/

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Next Meeting - 26 November 2019

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on Tuesday 26 November 2019.  As usual, the meeting will begin at 7pm prompt and will be held in the Countesswells Room of Mannofield Parish Church.

The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed by clicking here

Any comments or queries can be forwarded to the Secretary at bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

All welcome

Friday, 1 November 2019

Farewell

At the last meeting of the Community Council, Police Scotland's Sergeant Simon Lewis-Dalby intimated that he was attending his final meeting.  He is being transferred to a temporary Inspector role in Northfield.  Members wished Simon well in his new job and all agreed that our loss was Northfield's gain.

Simon has been a regular attendee at the Community Council meetings and has worked with members to increase the safety, reduce crime in our area and answer our policing queries.  The Community Councillors have always appreciated Simon's plain speaking, no nonsense approach and he will be missed.

We look forward to welcoming Simon's colleague Sergeant Richard Dickens to our future meetings.

Police Report - October 2019

This is the latest report from Sgt Simon Lewis-Dalby about the police activity in the Community Council area.

This report covers progress made in dealing with policing priorities in the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1st to 31st October 2019.

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
There have been no reports of antisocial behaviour, vandalisms or assaults during this
period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There have been reports of thefts overnight from two vehicles, one in a garage and one from a front garden in which personal items such as cycles and golf clubs were taken.  All were insecure with the items either on open display or easily discoverable.

Please lock your property and keep valuables out of sight

Road Safety & Road Crime:
In response to your requests Officers will be taking a robust approach balancing education with enforcement to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions.  We will be working with partners and making use of antisocial behaviour legislation.  Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action.

Community Engagement & Reassurance

The clocks have changed and the nights are getting darker, this is where we usually urge you to lock your doors ensure that valuables are kept out of sight and that a light is left on to make your home look occupied! This we would still like you to do particularly in relation to our After Dark Campaign
you don’t want to be the only home on your street that looks unoccupied and vulnerable, as someone put it recently, to be the injured Wildebeest on the Serengeti when the Lions come to call. What we would like you to do is all of the above but in the vein of having a home resilience /emergency plan.

https://www.readyscotland.org/at-home/

This is the place to look for good advice regarding emergency plans, but we would like to perhaps think of extending yours to cover a little further afield.

 Consider your security, how would you break into your own home?
 Consider where you keep your keys and valuables?

Making little changes and only minor inconveniences to a daily routine can make you significantly less likely to be a victim of crime.

 Consider your vulnerable neighbours, how will they manage in the cold weather or a power cut?

Although there is nothing as effective as a neighbour going round to check, even your awareness that there are vulnerable people nearby, means should something happen you can advise the appropriate agency to check on them.

 Consider where you keep valuable documents and information do you have copies stored elsewhere than your home should the worst happen?
 When you’re clearing the leaves up and looking at the spaces in the borders remind yourself that the plant catalogues have sections for plants which look good and enhance your security?

There is a wealth of information out there to help you plan and prevent crime however having a visit from local officers will assist you in improving your security (if needed) but also to put the risks into context.

We have a number of Home Security Survey trained officers with the local team, if you would like a survey please make contact via the email address below. The importance of the relationship between you the Community Council and us your CPT in preventing crime cannot be underestimated, you are an integral part of our community and as such have access to information and opinions not open or  readily accessible to us.

You can help us in being able to take local action on behalf of local people. We will continue to feed back to you at the Community Council meetings regarding the specific points you have raised. Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

National Campaigns
This time of year a number of our young people look to move away from home and into further education, the advice below will be invaluable in keeping those loved ones safe as well as their property with them. It can be a daunting time for any young person and their family however significantly more support and advice is available than in years gone by. Some will be returning shortly full of excitement about recent developments. Please take time to discuss the matters below with them.

https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/student-safety

Want to know more about how we measure up?  This is where to find out.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/our-performance/

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT

Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:


Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:
Non emergency - 101;
Emergency - 999;
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111.

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Minutes of Meeting - 22 October 2019

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 22 October 2019 can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right.

The next meeting of the Community Council is scheduled for Tuesday 26 November 2019 in the Countesswells Room at Mannofield Church.

All meeting dates are listed on the right.

All Welcome

As usual, we can still be contacted with queries or comments by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Friday, 25 October 2019

Aberdeen Air Quality Project

Air Quality Aberdeen https://www.airaberdeen.org  is a community project to build and host air quality monitors which will generate a detailed picture of what the air quality of Aberdeen is really like.

The first phase of the project saw members of the public pay for, and build their own devices to take home and make live on their home wifi. There are almost 40 devices now live which you can see here: https://deutschland.maps.luftdaten.info/#9/57.2840/-2.0945 

We have now obtained funding from local companies for 30 more sensor devices. We will be running workshops to build those. We need help to identify locations where communities have concerns about air quality, and also identify potential hosts for new devices in those areas. That could be a citizen or a business. We can help with installation and set-up. Running costs would be minimal. The devices runs off a USB adapter and uploads tiny packets of data every few minutes. 

If you would like to have an Air Quality monitor in your community please get in touch via info@airaberdeen.org 

It is in all our interests to ensure that the air quality in Aberdeen is as good as it can be

Temporary Traffic Lights - Craigton Road

The Council have intimated that temporary traffic signals will be in operation from 28 October until the 8 November on Craigton Road between Woodlands Avenue and Rocklands Cresecent.  The lights will operate between 7am and 6pm daily.  The signals are necessary to allow footway resurfacing.

Bags of Road Salt

You may have seen in the press that, once again, the City Council are offering large bags of salt to communities for use in de-icing pavements and roads when the winter weather sets in.

The salt comes in 1 tonne bags and will be delivered for residents use.  Obviously, the bags cannot be dropped in an area of public footway, carriageway or car park as the bag would be susceptible to vandalism, theft or misuse and obstruct the area for pedestrians and vehicles. 

In addition, they cannot be dropped on any green areas as the salt would kill the existing vegetation.

If you would like to host a bag for your area, you should email winter@aberdeencity.gov.uk or phone 0300 0200 292.

You will need to be able to give the following details:

· The name of the person who will be responsible for the bag
· Details of a secure location to drop the bag (such as a driveway, locked gate or garage)

and you will need to ensure that the location has 3m width clearance for the delivery lorry and 1.5m2 space to store the bag.

Requests for a salt bag should be with the council before 1 November

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Next Meeting - 22 October 2019

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 22 October 2019 in the Countesswells Room at Mannofield Church, Great Western Road. 

As usual, the meeting will begin at 7pm PROMPT. 

Access to the Church is by the Countesswells Road entrance.  

The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here

Please note that the meeting room has changed and we will be in one of the upstairs meeting rooms at the church.

ALL WELCOME

Friday, 11 October 2019

Police Report - September 2019

We have recieved the latest Police report covering activities in our area - 

"This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1st September to 30th September 2019.

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
There has been a report of a vandalism to a vehicle overnight, such mindless acts have a significant impact on their victims. 

Given a significant part of our area comprises the route home from a night out for many parts of the city we would ask you to keep an eye out for those you see who maybe a little the worse for wear or intent on having an argument with themselves and you have a concern please let us know it may prevent accidental damage, vandalism or worse.

There have been no reported assaults during this period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There has been a report of a theft of number plates from a parked car overnight in addition to a purse taken from a shopping basket in a local supermarket. 
Whilst not something which is on the increase, if you are buying number plates it worth considering spending a little extra for the antitheft ones or affixing them with screws.

Road Safety & Road Crime: 
In response to your requests Officers will be taking a robust approach balancing education with enforcement to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions. We will be working with partners and making use of antisocial behaviour legislation. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action.

Community Engagement & Reassurance:
I would take this opportunity to reiterate what we are often asked by parents when it comes to rights and freedoms for children, it is not oppressive parenting to know where your children are. Yes it’s great for them to enjoy the outdoors whist the weather allows it but I would remind all parents that we do not ship children in from other parts of the city to be a nuisance this part of the city. It its invariably local children causing local issues and we ALL have a part to play in ensuring their wellbeing and safety, that includes making sure they aren’t getting into trouble. 

Later in the month the nights will to grow longer as the time approaches for the clocks to go back, we would encourage you to take a look at your property,

 Ensure that unneeded tools and furniture (particularly ladders) are securely locked away

 Have you have adjusted your evening routine to ensure there is a light on at home, even when you're out? 

We know this can mean a constant fiddle with time clocks as it gets darker earlier however having a light on at home in the evenings is a significant deterrent. 

 Take the change in seasons as a prompt to review your security regarding not just outside lighting but also what physical measures you could take and think, if you were locked out how would you get in, if the answer is other than getting the spare key from a friend or family (not under a plant pot) you are leaving yourself vulnerable.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/secure-your-home

Have a look through your shed or garage window and ask yourself could you get in and if you could you get away with the items inside

http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/secure-your-garden-and-outbuildings

We have a number of Home Security Survey trained officers with the local team who would be delighted to come to your home and see how you can Improve/Enhance your property and personal security. If you would like a survey please make contact via the email address below.

National Campaigns

This time of year a number of our young people look to move away from home and into further education, the advice below will be invaluable in keeping those loved ones safe as well as their property with them. It can be a daunting time for any young person and their family however significantly more support and advice is available than in years gone by.

What to know more about how we measure up, this is where to find out.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/our-performance/
Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT

Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:


Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:
Non emergency - 101;
Emergency - 999;
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111.

Minutes of Meeting - 24 September 2019

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 24 September 2019 can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right.

The next meeting of the Community Council is scheduled for Tuesday 22 October 2019 in the Countesswells Room at Mannofield Church.

All meeting dates are listed on the right.


All Welcome

As usual, we can still be contacted with queries or comments by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Next Meeting - 24 September 2019

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 24 September 2019 in the Countesswells Room at Mannofield Church, Great Western Road. 

As usual, the meeting will begin at 7pm PROMPT. 

Access to the Church is by the Countesswells Road entrance.  

The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here

Please note that the meeting room has changed and we will be in one of the upstairs meeting rooms at the church.

ALL WELCOME

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Police Report - August 2019

This is the latest report from the local policing unit, covers progress made in dealing with the priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during August 2019.

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
There has been a report of deer poaching in the fields along Craigton Road, if you see anyone with a rifle or whom you think given their appearance and equipment may be poaching deer please contact us immediately.

There have been no vandalisms or assaults during this period. 

Acquisitive Crime:
There has been a break in and a theft of keys from a local sporting premises, if you hear something that sounds like breaking glass late at night please get in touch.

There has been a report report of a fraud in relation to a “Safe Account” scam in which a 5 figure sum was taken. Your bank will never ever contact you and ask you to move money into a safe account regardless of how plausible the call seems. In reality when you move your money like this the chances are you won’t see it again, we are unlikely to recover it and the banks won’t repay you.


Road Safety & Road Crime:
In response to your requests Officers will be taking a robust approach balancing education with enforcement to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions. We will be working with partners and making use of antisocial behaviour legislation. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action. 

Community Engagement & Reassurance
Now the schools are back our young people will have formed new friendships and moved into new groups, whilst the evenings are still lighter and the weather good our outdoor spaces are just the place for them.

When we are telling them they can stay out longer/explore further because you’re a year on please let that advice include where not to go and the reasons why.

Young people feel safe almost anonymous in a group setting however often being part of the audience can be as risky as the person doing the daft thing for entertainment, hanging about the local shops whilst getting them out of the house rarely leads to positive things.

We have a significant number of building sites and derelict buildings within our area which young people are attracted to because they offer excitement and are out of the public view, they all so offer in many cases a significant danger once you have climbed past the security barriers.

Over the next couple of months we will be looking to better inform everyone in relation to Internet Security & Cybercrime and what you can do not to become a victim.

Ask yourself these questions, would you let your 13 year old go out to play games with a group of other people aged 13-30 whom you never seen, will never meet and whose conversation you will never hear – but who your 13year old thinks are really decent and cool? I thought not, but you probably don’t do much internet gaming either!

Would you give someone you know intimately, someone with whom you have shared pictures videos, confided your thoughts, dreams and desires with £1000s if they were in absolute desperate need of it and would definitely pay you back? When they arrive in the UK but you have never actually seen them in the flesh?

Many do, often to the tune of £20-30,000 then the contact just vanishes If you have a friend or relative who suddenly has the most perfect new best friend but has never actually been in the same room as them and they are about to send them money, be a friend and have the difficult discussion with them, then call us.

https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/keep-secure-online/social-media-internet-dating

National Campaigns
This time of year a number of our young people look to move away from home and into further education, the advice below will be invaluable in keeping those loved ones safe as well as their property with them.

It can be a daunting time for any young person and their family however significantly more support and advice is available than in years gone by.

https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/student-safety

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT

Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:

Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:
Non emergency - 101;
Emergency - 999;
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Meeting Minutes 27 August 2019

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 27 August 2019 can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right.

The next meeting of the Community Council is scheduled for Tuesday 24 September 2019 in the Countesswells Room at Mannofield Church.

Meeting dates are listed on the right.



All Welcome

As usual, we can still be contacted with queries or comments by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Monday, 12 August 2019

Police Report - July 2019


This report from the local policing unit, covers progress made in dealing with the priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1st July to 31st July 2019.

The report aims to highlight emerging issues in the area, and provide crime prevention advice and guidance to residents. The focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and respond effectively to local concerns.

Community Policing Priorities

Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:  There has been a report of a vandalism to a window in the disused Braeside School, of you see people hanging about overnight please let us know.
There have been no assaults reported during this period.

Acquisitive Crime:  There has been a report of a fraud in relation to a Dating Scam, if you know anyone who is about to send money to someone they don’t know or have an online relationship with but have never met, please take time to ask them about it and potentially save them a significant amount of money.

Road Safety & Road Crime:   In response to your requests Officers will be taking a robust approach balancing education with enforcement to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions. We will be working with partners and making use of antisocial behaviour legislation. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action.

Community Engagement & Reassurance:    This month and next month will see a number of additional directed local patrols, you will be aware of those in relation to home security last month, this next month will concentrate on Anti Social Behaviour around our school premises and play parks. 

Whilst we would encourage all of our young people to use our local parks and play spaces they must do so responsibly.

Our home security patrols show an improvement year on year, this year it was 1 in 5 of the properties which were insecure. Be under no illusion this improvement is down to the hard work on all our parts in getting the message to lock your doors out to our neighbours and friends, it’s a real community effort to drive down the number of insecure premises and the possibility of being a victim of crime along with it.

It is worth noting however all the thefts this month relate to insecure premise and / or vehicles.


In relation to getting the right people to the right incident at the right time I would ask you to consider the following:

  • If there is a Fire of ANY kind involved (from a wheelie bin to a camp fire) call Scottish FIRE and Rescue, 
  • If you are trapped in a lift call Scottish Fire and RESCUE
  • If you come across an individual who is unconscious or unresponsive call Scottish AMBULANCE Service


Calling the Police because you don’t want to bother the correct emergency service is not appropriate and can delay in the correct service attending as we will call them on your behalf and await their instruction.  


There have been concerns raised locally regarding email / messenger frauds, we would urge you;

  • No matter how nice/flattering/concerning/your new best friend potential partner is – if you haven’t met them in person and no matter what or how plausible their excuse is DO NOT send them money.
  • If you have a friend you know and have met who suddenly messages you asking for money and they have never done so before, pick up the phone and speak to them in person, you don’t know their messages haven’t been hacked (particularly in Facebook) so when you send them money it’s going to a fraudster.
  • No Government Agency will ever ask you to buy a payment voucher (iTunes etc) and have you send them the payment code on it nor I would suggest would any of your friends/family.


And finally the eternal message of please lock garden tools & cycles away after use and if you're in the back garden is your front door unlocked?

National CampaignsSchool's out, the lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us, and all over Scotland, people are unwinding in the sunshine (between intermittent periods of breaking out the anoraks and wellies). Lawnmowers and BBQs are being fired up, youths are enjoying the weeks of freedom between terms, and parents are trying to keep the wee ones entertained.  

We want you to have a great, and most importantly safe summer, so here are a few tips to help you make the most of it.

https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/summer-safety

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT

Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:

AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
HazleheadAshleyQueensCrossCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
TorryFerryhillCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk



Contact Us
Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:

Non emergency - 101;

Email - AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk;
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
Emergency - 999;
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111.