Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watches are groups of local volunteers who join together to make their communities safer. In the Blacket NW area they do the following:

  • Eyes & ears within the Blacket area
  • Line of contact with local police
  • Point of contact for new residents
  • Maintain an up-to-date Blacket area contact list of residents
  • Distribute 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 their local Neighbourhood Watch contact.

Local Group Contacts

Ian Chisholm (11 Dryden Place) is overall NW co-ordinator within the Blacket area support by local coordinators as shown below. Periodic meetings (see News & Events) of co-ordinators are held.

Location Local Group Co-ordinator
Alfred Place Victoria Gilmour (15 Alfred Place)
Blacket Avenue &
Blacket Place South
Barrie West & Jennifer Flueckiger (46B Blacket Place)
Blacket Place North Alison Mowat (14 Blacket Place) & David Jenkins (18 Blacket Place)
Blacket Place South Anna Regaard (21 Blacket Place)
Dryden Place Ian Chisholm (11 Dryden Place)
Mayfield Terrace West Alice Kruuk (6A Mayfield Terrace)
Mayfield Terrace East Pina Lang (32 Mayfield Terrace)

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