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Safer Streets campaign to run again over festive season

Press Release   •   Dec 14, 2015 10:36 GMT

The Moray Community Safety Partnership will be running its annual Safer Streets initiative once again over the forthcoming festive season.

As in previous years the focus will be on helping people stay safe while they enjoy the seasonal celebrations.

The message from the partnership to those heading out for festive events remains the same – have fun, but look after yourselves, your friends and your property.

Again funding has been sought to provide taxi marshals in Elgin town centre at peak times along with first aiders to help those with minor injuries and to lessen the burden on accident and emergency services.

Police Scotland will also be carrying out additional patrols at the busiest times of night to help keep people safe.

Moray Council’s community safety officer, Andy Jamieson, said: “The community safety partnership is delighted to help provide a safe environment for people to enjoy their festive activities.

“By doing so we hope to attract people to the centre of Elgin and so increase the night-time economy. I would also remind people to always plan their return journey home in advance and never to leave drinks unattended.”

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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