Stirling’s MP, Alyn Smith, and local SNP Councillor for the Eastern Villages, Alasdair MacPherson, have welcomed the decision from Forth Valley Police Division to take Operation Headship into Fallin and Cowie communities.
The operation commenced in Fallin on Monday, and focused on Hawthorn Crescent, King Street, Stirling Road and Hilton Terrace. As part of the operation, officers executed a drugs warrant in Fallin, recovering a quantity of drugs. They then carried out high visibility foot patrols, delivering anti-social behaviour leaflets and CrimeStoppers contact cards whilst engaging with residents.
On Tuesday, the operation went to Cowie, focusing on Armour Avenue, Brig o Doon Grove, Alloway Drive and Tam o Shanter Drive.
Officers will continue to carry out hi visibility patrols in the area and across the Eastern Villages to help deal with anti-social behaviour, drug misuse and any other criminal activity.
Alyn Smith MP said:
“These are good, proactive steps from Police Scotland, and I hope it will bring some reassurance to residents in the area. People should be aware that the police are continuing to work round the clock to protect communities, and they should report any concerns they may have to 101 or to 999 in an emergency.”
Councillor Alasdair MacPherson said:
“It takes the behaviour of a small number of individuals to cause misery for people living around them. I’ve been calling for an initiative such as this for some time and it’s good to see some action in the area. I look forward to hearing more about the progress that Operation Headship makes in addressing the concerns of some people in the Fallin and Cowie communities.”