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Clackmannanshire Council and Police Scotland are exploring the possibility of co-locating police operations in Clackmannanshire at Kilncraigs, Alloa, and a public consultation has opened to ask for community views.
The aim of the proposal is to enhance the extensive partnership working which is already in place between the two organisations, and deliver public services which meet the needs of our local communities in a more integrated way.
Police Scotland is committed to maintaining a presence within local communities, and recognises that having accommodation at Kilncraigs can deliver enhanced local visibility and accessibility for the community. This proposal could provide better opportunities to deliver shared priorities by delivering important local services more effectively while maintaining value for money.
Chief Inspector Drew Sinclair said: “Police Scotland is adapting how it provides local services across the country to best suit the needs and demands of the communities we serve. This consultation will give a valuable insight into how people in Clackmannanshire want to be able to access policing resources, and we look forward to reviewing the findings and establishing a community-centred approach, and building on existing partnership arrangements to provide further collaborations within the local area. These links will provide improved outcomes for local residents and strengthen the relationship between our officers and the people we work to keep safe.”
Council Leader Cllr Ellen Forson said: “I encourage local residents and businesses to give us their views via the quick, online survey. We’re always looking at ways to provide a more joined up service to local people, but I’d like to stress that we are seeking to understand stakeholder and community views that will influence the development of options for a business case.”
This proposal presents an opportunity to provide a more joined up service to local people and. The LOIP, which sets out our vision for the next 10 years, provides a clear plan for all members of the Clackmannanshire Alliance to work in partnership with our communities to ensure that this is a place where everyone has an equal chance to prosper, and I see this proposal as very much in line with that vision. This proposal is all about public services working together to provide more efficient and effective services under one roof.”
This is a proposal, and both organisations would like to know the views of local residents. These will influence the options developed as part of the formal business case process, where more detailed plans could be developed. You can give your views online. The consultation will run until Tuesday 31st July. If you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Final approval for any proposals will be made by both Clackmannanshire Council and the Scottish Police Authority.