Police deliver report to Community Council

Police Constable Mike Taylor delivered the Police report at the monthly meeting of Fraserburgh Community Council recently.

PC Taylor told members of the community council that around 300 incidents had been reported since the last meeting, which equated to 115 crime files.

Among those were six individual thefts and four fixed penalties. There were no house break-ins in the area during the period.

Community Council treasurer John Lovegrove raised the issue of youngsters climbing up onto the roof of the bus station, while vice-chairperson Mary Melville asked PC Taylor whether there would be extra police patrols around polling stations on the day of, and in the aftermath of, the referendum.

PC Taylor told the meeting that extra officers were due to be deployed around polling stations - but they would constitute additional members of staff - and that officers already scheduled to be working on referendum day would be undertaking their normal work.

Community councillors also discussed fatal accidents and agricultural accidents and the reasons behind such fatalities.

The issue of community warden provision was also raised, with PC Taylor commenting that he hoped the presence of community wardens would have an impact on public drinking in particular.

Parking at Fraserburgh schools and in the town centre rounded off the discussion following the Police report.