Stay safe over the festive season

Published: Thursday 7 December 2023

This image shows a community warden next to his vehicle with Christmas decorations in the background

It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

And of course, with the festive season we can expect works nights out, family get-togethers and meeting up with friends, enjoying the party atmosphere as celebrations get info full swing.

The one thing everyone shares is an expectation to be able to go out and enjoy themselves in local restaurants, pubs and clubs and return home safely at the end of their night.

Chair of the council’s Housing and Technical Resources Committee, Councillor Davie McLachlan, said: “Personal safety is always a focus for emergency services and South Lanarkshire Council’s Community Wardens, who are working together over this busy period to keep revellers safe.

“Our teams will be on patrol in town centres and hospitality hotspots in our mobile CCTV vans over the Christmas period to support vulnerable individuals and provide extra reassurance to those enjoying a night out.

“If you think someone looks vulnerable and needs assistance, or if you notice someone acting suspiciously, report this immediately to hospitality staff, Police or the Community Wardens. Please stay safe.”