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A combination of warmer weather and lighter evenings means everyone
should be able to savour the enjoyments of what Perth & Kinross
has to offer. However, this seems to result in a minority being
unable to behave responsibly and engaging in anti-social behaviour
to the detriment of others and the environment.
We would urge parents and guardians to reinforce this message to
their children and if they are travelling into Perth for the afternoon
or evening then please be curious and find out what their intentions
are. Police officers are routinely finding themselves undertaking
de-facto childminding duties which take resources away from other
Police Scotland will continue to monitor problem areas and act robustly
where required. We also target individuals and outlets which are
believed to supply youths with alcohol but require the support of
retailers, parents and the wider community to allow us all to delight
in the joys of Kinross-shire at this time of year.
Cycling of all types is estimated to be worth in excess of £500
million to the Scottish economy. We all must be aware of what we
can do; as pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to ensure our highways
remain safe for all road users. Whilst the number of cyclists killed
on Scotland’s roads remains thankfully low the latest figures
indicate that the number of cyclists injured in the last year has
increased by 16%.
Police Scotland is joining with Cycling Scotland for a campaign
to raise awareness of the legal requirement for drivers to leave
a car’s width of space when passing a cyclist. Driving too
close when passing a cyclist is an example of careless driving which
attracts a minimum fine of £100 and three penalty points.
Highway Code Rule 64 states ‘you must not cycle on a pavement.’
Generally, anyone cycling on a footway or footpath in Scotland is
committing an offence under Section 129(5) of The Roads (Scotland)
Act 1984. It is however not an offence to cycle across a footway
or footpath to access a cycle track, driveway or other land where
cycling is allowed.
And whilst it is perfectly legal for cyclists to ride beside each
other or in the middle of the road we all need to respect each other
and I would hope that all road users would follow the letter of
the law and the spirit in which it is intended to ensure that everyone
can use our roads safely and without hindrance.
A quantity of plants were stolen from Curate Wynd, Kinross, overnight
on Friday 10 into Saturday 11 May. (CR/12091/19)
Between 3pm and 7.45pm, Monday 13 May, 3 traffic cones were stolen
from Church Street, Kinross. (CR/12325/19)
Between 9am and 3.30pm, a shed was broken into at a property near
to Pirliemuir Wood, Cleish. (CR/12323/19)
Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside
Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference
number listed at each incident. Alternatively, information can be
passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police Scotland –
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies
Community officers for Kinross-shire:
PC Ben Clark and PC Douglas Stapleton.
Community Sergeant (Kinross-shire): Sgt Michelle Burns.
Community Inspector for Perth South (Strathearn, Strathallan, Almond
& Earn, Kinross-shire): PI Kevin Chase
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