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House Break-ins and ATM security

We do not wish to alarm unduly, but the police have reported a spate of targeted house break-ins across the city recently.  It is believed that this is being co-ordinated by the same group of criminals. They seem to go for houses that are unlit, with a view to forcing entry, stealing car keys and any easily-snatched valuable items; they then steal the car to make their getaway. These cars are usually high-powered/valuable models, which then appear to be shipped to places in Glasgow where they are broken up for spare parts to be sold on.  Colinton has not been immune from these criminal acts. Residents are advised to make sure they leave a light on in the evening if out of the house,  to store car keys securely, and to report any suspicious persons or vehicles in their neighbourhood immediately to the police on 999 or 101.

The police inform us that the ATM machine at RBS in Bridge Road continues to be targeted by criminals after your debit card details. A skimming device was found there recently, and removed. With no CCTV at this location, there is a significant risk of card details being stolen at this machine if a user is not extremely wary. Again, please report any suspicious behaviour (e.g. people loitering in cars in the vicinity of the bank, particularly in the evening) direct to the police.

 
Traffic ban around schools proposed

lollipop ladyEdinburgh City Council have plans to ban traffic from streets around city primary schools, including those in the Colinton area.
See: http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/traffic-to-be-banned-at-11-city-primary-schools-1-3581333

 
Winter Weather Services and Snow Wardens

winterweathermascotAdvice, information and contacts.
During severe winter weather, the Council will provide regular updates on which roads and pavements we will salt and when. We will also tell you about any school closures, disruption to traffic, help available to vulnerable people, where you can find salt bins and what you can do with your rubbish and recycling if normal services are affected. The Council are also asking residents to come forward as Snow Wardens. See the Read more link to get more information about this.

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