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Policing 2026 | Consultation Information Evening
Mon 3 April 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
Edinburgh Community Councillors Information Evening.
Policing in Scotland has a long and successful record of adapting to the changing demands and needs of people and communities. Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority are now setting out for consultation their proposed 10 year strategy, to ensure that Scottish policing remains fit for the future.
Leith Links Community Council has worked with Police Scotland to deliver this important information evening for Edinburghs Community Councillors.
The aim being to ensure that Community Councils & Community Councillors feel informed & confident enough to submit formal responses to the consultation. There are 60 seats available on a first come first served basis. Places are free but booking is required. There is no limit on the number of members who may attend from each Community Council. We have arranged the event for early April so that Community Councils & Community Councillors have enough time to consider their responses to the consultation.
Whilst this event is primarily aimed at Edinburgh Community Councillors (40 seats), there are an additional 10 seats reserved for tenants/residents groups and 10 seats reserved for local neighbourhood watch groups.
Also present at this event will be Ben MacPherson MSP and Mr David Hume. Ben is a member of the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee, and the Justice Committee Sub Committee on Policing. David is a board member of the Scottish Police Authority.
18:00 - Open for arrivals.
18:30 - 18:40 - Welcome.
18:40 - 19:50 - Presentation from Superintendent Robert Paris followed by questions & feedback from the floor.
19:50 - 20:00 - Closing remarks.
Do I need to bring my booking confirmation with me to the event?
When did this consultation start? And when will it end?
The consultation opened on 27 February 2017 and runs until 8 May 2017.
Where can I read the consultation document?
To download your copy of the document click here.
How do I respond to the consultation?
You can submit your comments in writing, by email or using the online dialogue tool. For contact details click here.
Who can respond to the consultation?
Anyone. Members of the community, community groups and of course, Community Councils.
- Attendees should sign in at reception upon arrival.
- Social media will be used on the night, including video, photographs and audio, please let us know on the evening if you do not wish to be included.