The following information was provided by PC Weaver to Leith Central CC.
Parking on Pavements
Whilst it is currently not an offence to be parked on the pavement in Scotland, per se, legislation does exist to allow officers to deal with these type of incidents.
In most cases the offence of causing an obstruction will be most pertinent. There is no exact definition of obstruction, but a rule of thumb would be whether or not a pram or wheelchair could still navigate past, without having to going onto the roadway.
In most instances it will be necessary to examine the individual circumstances and determine what, if any, offences have been committed. Continue reading
(adapted from an email from Police Scotland)
Police Scotland are running a bike marking event on Saturday 8th December from 1400 to 1600 hours, at Ocean Terminal.
This will be either at the main entrance, or within the Boardwalk.
Come along and get your bike security-marked!
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 6.30pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading
21 June 2018, National Clean Air Day (Procession starting at 10am, 21 June at the Mound to celebrate Clean Air Day)
22 June 2018, Edinburgh – People & Place
Click the graphics to see details of the activities:
Click the image to see the full-size version
Book your place at https://www.letsride.co.uk/events/edinburgh.
… Police Scotland would find the following information useful:
- Type: ladies/gents/roadbike/mountain/bmx/customized/child)
- Frame material: (aluminium/carbon-fibre/titanium/steel)
- Frame number:
- Position of frame/serial number on frame: crankshaft, chain stay, seat post, seat tube, Handlebars
- Frame colours:
- Frame size:
- Wheel size:
- Tyres: (make/colour/identifying marks)
- Gears: (make/type/number
- Handlebars: (standard/straight/racing/mountain/make of handlebar)
- Pedals full description: (rubber/metal/plastic/reflector)
- Saddle: (colour/style/plastic/leather)
- Chain guards:
- Suspension/shocks: (make, position on bike if present)
- Bottle cage:
- Non-standard additions/Bespoke
- Identifying marks: (stickers/badges/damage/repairs/security marks)
- Where positioned: handlebars/saddle/stem/head-tube/top-tube/down-tube/seat-post/seat-stay/seat-tube/crank-arm.
- Details: what do the security marks consist of?
- Photo available: Yes/No
Police Scotland warn that professional bike thieves are active all over Leith. Click the graphic to see what to do.
As a precaution against theft, Police Scotland recommend services such as veloeye.com: recording a photo and the frame number of your bike, and putting a marker on the bike itself.
If your bike is stolen, Police Scotland would find it helpful to know the following: Continue reading