Parking on pavements, cycle-paths etc

The following information was provided by Sergeant 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

LHNCC minutes: October 2018

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

In case of cycle-theft…

… Police Scotland would find the following information useful:

  • Make:
  • Model:
  • 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)
  • Mudguards:
  • Chain guards:
  • Lights:
  • Fork:
  • Reflectors:
  • Suspension/shocks: (make, position on bike if present)
  • Bottle cage:
    • yes
    • no
    • description
  • 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

Bike theft precautions

Police Scotland warn that professional bike thieves are active all over Leith. Click the graphic to see what to do.

Poster - ensure your bike is locked and you have a full description of it

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