OBAN POLICE – COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
JULY - SEPTEMBER2011
OBAN COMMUNITY OFFICERS
Insp Julie McLeish Pc Jeremy Moore Pc Andy Simpson
Stuart Johnston Pc Danny McBeth
Pc Iain Young Pc Alison Simpson
The previous newsletter stated:- ‘One issue that has been raised is drugs and the concern that they are easily accessible in the area and Chief Inspector Auld has given his commitment to tackling this’
June 2011 saw the product of a lot of hard work and information and intelligence gathering and 70 police officers were brought in to search 12 houses under the terms of search warrants. 13 persons were arrested and a total of 46 offences reported to the Procurator Fiscal which have now mostly been through the court process with considerable sentences of up to 2 years given to those responsible.
This action will continue in the forthcoming months as intelligence is still being received and recognition must be given to the local community who feel confident enough in local officers to continue to provide information to enable the police to take the appropriate action required to address their concerns and issues.
Driver behaviour and speeding remains a priority for the police of Oban Lorn and the Isles with a noteable increase in proactive targeted road patrols and speeding checks which has been very well received by the public.
Fuel spillage from vehicles using local roads continues to cause concern and present a risk to other road users and work is continuing to identify those responsible and ensure road safety is not compromised. Local officers have been checking business premises and garages and joint stop checks have been carried out with VOSA representatives and this will continue.
Unfortunately the road network has suffered from disruption due to road crashes that have taken place, road works and a large vehicle striking the Connel bridge last Friday which caused it to shut for some time until the damage was assessed and the power cable replaced into its overhead brackets. Transerve and the electricity company worked quickly to restore the road to normality and whilst the damage may need further repairs in the future, every effort was made by all agencies to open the bridge to traffic as soon as possible following this incident.
Forthcoming events for the Oban Lorn and the Isles area include
Classic Wave Competition, Tiree 08 – 14 October
Mull Rally 13 – 16 October
and plans are currently being put in place to ensure each of these and all of the other local events are effectively policed
As you know, we welcome your comments and thoughts and appreciate your efforts to highlight community issues to us at an early stage.
We will also be attending Community Council and engagement meetings:
Mull 13 Sept, Appin 22 Sept, Easdale 27 Sept,
Kilmelford 11 Oct, Tiree 17 Oct
Also, just a reminder of the various ways you can contact us:-
The main Oban Police Office telephone number is
Alternatively our community e mail addresses are:-