COMMUNITY SAFETY

FURTHER ADVICE ON CORONA VIRUS  - SEE NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERT BELOW

COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER

Will Diamond is the local Community Police Officer for Strathyre, Balquhidder and Lochearnhead.

Local Command Centre (Trossachs and Teith)

 

For Emergencies dial 999 For Non Emergencies dial 101

Callander Police Station

South Church Street
Callander
FK17 8BN

To contact this police station 

 

For Emergencies dial 999 For Non Emergencies dial 101 

Police Scotland Website

TROSSACHS SEARCH AND RESCUE

Members of Trossachs Search and Rescue support the local communities from Loch Lomond to Dunblane, Strathblane to Strathyre as well as the operational support we provide to the professional emergency services. 

SAR Website

Defibrillator location listing and map for Strathyre, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and other locations in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park areas.

Click here for Defibrillator Locations

READY SCOTLAND

Useful Government community safety advice on the following areas

  • Severe weather 

Scotland is no stranger to bad weather - and the most severe weather can disrupt our lives in all sorts of ways. 

By knowing how to prepare and respond you can help to keep yourself, and those around you, safe.

  • Loss of Utilities

Power cuts and loss of other utilities can happen at any time and with little warning. While utility companies in Scotland have well-tested plans in place, it is important to take simple steps to prepare for a short period without electricity, gas or mains water supplies.

  • On-Line

As individuals, our finances, identity and privacy can be at threat from online attacks, and as a nation, Scotland faces cyber threats to business, infrastructure and economy.

  • Terrorism

  • On the Move 

  • Business protection

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch is a community-led initiative to bring local people together to address crime and other community safety issues. Neighbourhood Watch groups often liaise with the local police, the local authority and other agencies. The concept originated in the United States and was introduced into the UK in the 1980s.

Behind it lies a very simple idea Working together can help to improve your community. Neighbourhood Watches can be large, covering most of the households on an estate, or they might involve just a few houses. They may meet frequently, or keep in touch via e-mail or social media. There really is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch adapts to fit the community it serves. Quite simply it’s “Your Watch, Your Way”

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RURAL WATCH SCOTLAND

Neighbourhood Alert Community messaging system by Neighbourhood Alert. Phone, text and email messaging for Police, Neighbourhood Watch and community groups.

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CORONA VIRUS (COVID 19) Advice

You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch Scotland exists to look out for communities and at a time like this, we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same:  

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

10 ways you can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community:

Meet with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.


If your neighbourhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbours, information, and resources. Alternatively, share phone numbers and email addresses particularly with those who are isolated or vulnerable

Consider establishing a ‘buddy’ system within your community to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries.


Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications. 

 

Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy. 
Learn how to self-isolate.

 

Guidance can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Create a list of local organisations that you and your neighbours can contact in the event that one of you need access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources. Consider including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies.


Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other local authority, community resources.


Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child’s school or childcare facility, and your employer’s emergency operations plan.
Practice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing.
 

The NHS provides guidance on how to wash hands: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/.  


The World Health Organisation provides guidance on basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public


The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on handwashing for families https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html

NHS Scotland provide current updated INFORMATION and ADVICE on the following link: https://www.scot.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/ and the Scottish Government on the link : https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Message Sent By
Willie Clark (NHWN, NWS Co - ordinator, NW Scotland)

If you are concerned that you may have symptoms of the Virus. The self-isolation information given by the Health experts on the NHS Web

 can be found here

Stay Safe.

Strathyre Emergency Response Team

Strathyre has its own dedicated emergency resilience group  - Strathyre Emergency Response Team which was founded in 2016. The team of volunteers come together in the event of any major emergency affecting the Strathyre area. 

The team hold emergency equipment such as standby generators, first aid kits, head torches and thermal blankets.

There is always room for more willing volunteers able to assist in any major emergency. Further details can be found at the team's Facebook page which is updated with safety-related information

Visit the page here

STRATHYRE FLOOD WARNING SYSTEM

Members of the Strathyre  Emergency Response Team have access to two river level monitoring stations which provide graphs showing updates to river level graphs on-line.  Text Alerts and Emails are also part of the application to keep the team served with the latest information even during the hours of darkness when it is normally difficult to be aware of rising levels.

An emergency plan is in place for the village with a cascade system to inform SERT members of any emergency