The Police Report for October (PDF, 111KB) is now available, and now includes feedback from the KCC meeting.
Next meeting: Wednesday 19th November at 8:00 p.m. in the Primary School. The Adopted Minutes of the September meeting (PDF, 152KB) are available.
Website update: Our Notices page has now become a Questions & Answer page, and contains general information about the Killearn Community Council area.
Information about Priority Based Budgeting meetings (PDF, 416KB) is now available.
The final brown wheelie bin collection of 2014 will take place on Thursday 27th November. Fortnightly collections will resume on Thursday 5th March 2015. More details are available on the Refuse Collection page.
The planning schedule for September-October is now available.
Smartwater Project – Update
On 29 September Police Scotland launched a crime prevention scheme at Killearn Village Hall. The scheme involves Police providing ‘Smartwater’ property marking kits to some householders in the Strathblane and Killearn communities in areas which analysis suggests are attractive to housebreakers. Police officers are currently distributing kits in Killearn.
Smartwater is a commercial product and is a liquid used to mark items of property (mobile phones; computers; jewellery etc). The chemical is invisible once dry but can be seen using the correct ultraviolet light. The chemical contains a unique marker which is registered to the user and can help to reunite recovered property with the owner. The scheme also provides signs displayed on main road routes around the community to let potential criminals know that the product is in use. Other communities where the scheme is operated have experienced a dramatic reduction in crime.
Killearn and Strathblane have been chosen along with communities in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and other towns and cities as areas where the scheme is likely to work well.
If you are interested in using Smartwater, but aren't included in the current scheme, you can purchase it online at the SmartWater shop – enter your postcode in the promotional code box. This is a special offer that Police Scotland have negotiated for us: £25 with lifetime registration – a very significant reduction – but hurry, the offer ends on October 31st!