Rural Security Walk & Talk Event to Grandhome Estate, Aberdeen
Date: Thursday 11 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Meeting point: Grandhome House, Danestone, Aberdeen AB22 8AR
Fly tipping, anti-social behaviour, vandalism, theft of agricultural equipment … How do we protect our land and business assets, and make our rural communities safer?
Discussion and practical advice from the experts at preventing crime in the physical environment.
A ‘must attend’ event for landowners, land managers and property managers who want to understand the current trends in rural crime and learn what to look out for and what practical steps can be taken to reduce the risk of crime.
Scottish Land & Estates, in partnership with Grandhome Estate, Police Scotland’s National Rural Crime Team and the Designing Out Crime Team, invite SLE members to this practical knowledge exchange and networking event.
Discussion topics will include:
· Rural crime in the North East – is this something I need to worry about, what are the trends?
· What steps can I take to reduce the risk of crime in the physical and built environment?
· What products and technologies (CCTV, vehicle tracking…) could benefit my business and what
do the experts recommend?
This is also your chance to have your voice heard - discuss your own experience of rural crime with fellow landowners, land managers and property managers and meet national and local representatives from Police Scotland.
Grandhome is an urban fringe estate situated on the River Don to the North of Aberdeen. Comprising around 1500 acres, it is a mixed-use estate including fishing, agriculture and forestry. Due to the proximity of Aberdeen, Grandhome also benefits from its residential and commercial property portfolio. Over the years, the estate has changed with the growth of Aberdeen; one example is the development at its eastern-most fringe, which was recognised as part of the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative. This has seen the growth of a new, walkable neighbourhood linked to Danestone and Bridge of Don, which features a wide variety of home types. The proximity of Aberdeen comes with its own pitfalls, with frequent incidents of fly-tipping, as well as other examples of criminal and antisocial behaviour including theft and vandalism.
The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) is a multi-agency partnership involving key organisations working together to tackle rural crime. SPARC coordinates activity including crime prevention advice to those living, working and enjoying Scotland’s rural communities and environments, and driving intelligence gathering and enforcement activity. A key goal is to reduce the opportunity for the crimes that cause greatest threat or harm to rural Scotland.
Secured By Design (SBD) is the only long term UK Police Initiative aimed at reducing the opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour and activity through planned alterations to the physical environment and use of ‘Police Preferred Specification Products’. SBD, is owned by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives who work alongside all UK Police Forces delivering support in the physical environment and testing and accreditation for security products. Local trained Police Specialists ‘Designing Out Crime Officers’ can be called upon to provide support and guidance on appropriate measures that can be applied to the physical environment to reduce the risk of criminal activity, free of charge.
Additional event information
Format of the event: There will be introductory talks and discussions with the National Rural Crime Team and representatives from the Secured By Design/Designing Out Crime initiative before participants will walk a short distance to the nearby farm steading where further discussions will take place. There will be time for a question and answer session before heading back to the hall and head home.
Directions to Grandhome House will be sent separately to participants
Booking information: This event is free of charge but booking is essential. To secure your place please e-mail Fiona Van Aardt, NE Regional Support Officer