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South Community Safety Team

Your South Community Safety Team is committed to tackling those everyday issues which may affect the quality of your life. We work with local residents, businesses, Lothian and Borders Police, and other community agencies to make the South Edinburgh a safer, cleaner, and more enjoyable place to live and work in.

We are here to help you with issues such as:

• fly-tipping
• trade waste
• domestic waste disposal
• littering
• noise nuisance
• abusive neighbours
• youth disturbances
• graffiti
• vandalism
• abandoned vehicles
• dog-fouling
• vehicle emissions

The Council has a range of measures to tackle environmental crime, anti-social behaviour and other community safety issues, so our team will be able to give you the most appropriate advice and assistance.

The Council can also arrange a referral to a free mediation service to help resolve anti-social behaviour issues without involving the Police. Mediation helps to resolve conflicts between individuals or groups by providing an impartial third party to help guide constructive communication between those involved.

Environmental Wardens have powers to issue verbal warnings, statutory notices, written warnings and Fixed Penalty Notices for a number of environmental offences, or to report offenders to the Procurator Fiscal.

If you need help outside of office hours, you can contact our antisocial behaviour helpline on 0131 529 7050 (24 hours), or for antisocial noise, you can contact the Night Noise Team through the Police on 0131 311 3131. Officers from the Night Noise Team are on duty every day from 5.15pm to 4am, and aim to be on site within 60 minutes (although at busy times this may take longer). Amongst other measures, officers can issue £100 fixed penalty notices to offenders. Noise issues between 4am and 8am should be reported to the Police.
Crime and vandalism should be reported to the Police. You can do this anonymously, or arrange to meet with an officer at a local Police station or at our office.

When the team is called on to investigate a community safety matter:

  • all information provided by you will be kept confidential
  • you will be kept up to date on the progress of the investigation
  • we will notify you of any actions taken by the Council.

Useful Contacts

Night Noise Team – 0131 311 3131

To report antisocial noise between 5.15pm and 4am.

Antisocial Behaviour Helpline – 0131 529 7050

The Council’s 24 hour helpline for new or ongoing antisocial behaviour problems.

Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111
Lothian and Borders Police – 0131 311 3131

To report an incident of crime or vandalism. In an emergency always dial 999. An emergency means a person is in immediate danger, or a crime is taking place
right now.

Edinburgh Community Mediation Service – 0131 557 2101

For help in resolving antisocial behaviour issues without
involving the Police.

CCTV Central Monitoring Facility – 0131 469 3910
South Community Safety Team

You can contact us by:

  • visiting your local office at 40 Captain's Road Edinburgh EH17 8HQ
  • phoning us on 0131 529 5151
  • sending us an email:southteam@edinburgh.gov.uk

Contacts
Name: South Community Safety Team
Address: 40 Captain's Road Edinburgh EH17 8HQ
Tel: 0131 529 5151
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