Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watches are groups of local volunteers who join together to make their communities safer. In the Blacket NW area, our representative ensures the following:

  • Eyes & ears within the Blacket area
  • Line of contact with local police
  • Reviews all circulars and distributes relevant NW related news and crime prevention advice

How you can help yourself and others

Residents are encouraged to be alert about suspicious behaviour in the district that may indicate criminal intent and to see that such behaviour is promptly reported to the local police station; to be security conscious and undertake simple crime prevention measures; to report to the local police as soon as possible all instances of crime on/adjacent to their properties, also to their local Neighbourhood Watch contact.

Local Contact

Stanley Bird (4 Dryden Place) is overall NW co-ordinator within the Blacket area.

External Contacts

Contact details for police is given below.

Who Where
Police (emergency) Tel 999
Police (non-emergency) Tel 101
Local (St Leonards) Police Station (non-emergency) Tel 0131 662 5000
Crimestoppers (to give information anonymously) Tel 0800 555111
Advice on crime prevention via the Community Safety Officer at West End Police Station Tel 0131 221 2050
Lothian & Borders Police website
Blacket Area Plan