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Following tonight’s Community Council meeting please find our Monthly Tayside Police Report.




Community Council Comrie
Police attendee(s) Sergeant Sandra Williams
Time, date and place 1930 hours, White Church
Date of meeting 11/10/12
Date police report

(Emailed to committee).


“Tayside Police – Making a Difference”

which is underpinned by four values:

  • Putting communities at the heart of everything we do
  • Fighting crime, bringing criminals to justice and protecting the vulnerable
  • Showing that we care and delivering a good quality service
  • Working together, respecting each other and doing our best
Actions from previous meeting: Operation Tupelo – see results. Parking Superintendent contacted and arrangements are to be made to carry out a parking initiative in the Crieff/Comrie and Auchterarder areas at a mutually convenient time.

Issues raised`;

Recent crimes/issues in the area: No crimes or incidences of any note


Road policing issues locally: See Operation Tupelo
Local initiatives:

Operation Tupelo results:


 A campaign aimed at tackling anti-social driving in Kinross, Auchterarder, Bridge ofEarn and Crieff ended at midnight on Sunday, September 23.

The initiative was launched following recent concerns from residents in these areas about the standard of driving of some motors in and around local towns and villages.

 During the campaign 40  driving offences were detected and dealt with by means of a Conditional Offer of Fixed Penalty Notice or reported to the Procurator Fiscal.  The majority of these offences were in relation to speeding, with the highest speed being recorded as 53 mph in a 30 mph at Gilmerton on the A85.  A number of mobile phones offences were also detected.

 Three people who were dealt with were inexperienced drivers (those  who can only obtain six points in their first two years of driving before having their full licence revoked and returned to provisional licence status).  One driver who was stopped for speeding was found to have had his licence revoked.

Another driver was reported for driving under the influence of drugs, other road traffic offences and possession of drugs.

If you drink alcohol or take drugs and drive, you put yourself, pedestrians and other road users at risk.  Drink and drug driving is unacceptable – ‘Don’t Risk It!’.

Anyone who has concerns regarding anti-social driving in their area should contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222.


Community Tasking and Co-ordination (CTAC) Groups.

Area-specific Tasking and Co-ordination Groups have been established in the following areas in Perth and Kinross

  • Blairgowrie and East
  • Kinross
  • Crieff and Auchterarder (Strathearn)
  • Perth North
  • Perth South
  • Pitlochry & West

The remit of these groups is to identify and jointly address achievable neighbourhood issues regarded as having a negative impact on the community or the quality of local people.

The focus of this multi-agency engagement is to enhance and improve the community for all concerned.

Tasking meetings have been established to be a simple mechanism for agencies such as Perth & Kinross Council, Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue, Registered Social Landlords and other organisations to work jointly.

The focus will be on action to address local issues which could be anything from a hole in the road, to a public area which has become an eyesore due to litter or dog fouling. These tasking and co-ordination processes will enable public services in Perth and Kinross to work together to better address the concerns and priorities of residents. For more information, please contactPerth and Kinross Council on 01738 475000 or email

In the event that an officer from Tayside Police is unable to attend the meeting it is respectfully requested that the content of this police report be included in any circulated meeting minutes.

Should there be any issues requiring police attention or comment that are raised before, during or between meetings please contact your local community officer or Sergeant to discuss


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