A week of action to reduce crime and make the area cleaner, greener and safer will be launched in Boghall.
Police officers will be joined by the fire service, the council and other partner agencies to work alongside local residents in the week-long initiative, which begins on Monday, June 11.
The aim of the week is to target criminality and encourage community involvement as it is an opportunity for police and partners to talk to people, listen to their concerns and develop long term plans to tackle the issues raised.
Inspector Ian Moffat said: "We hope this initiative will help strengthen links between our officers and the local communities, and encourage local people to take a pride in their neighbourhood.
"Often the best solutions to local issues lie with the community working together with partner agencies. By engaging with the community, we can work with them to better address their needs.
"From helping out with litter picks to combating antisocial behaviour in targeted patrols we are pleased to be working with our colleagues in the council to make the Boghall area cleaner, greener and safer for local residents,
"Anyone with any concerns about offending in their area should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131."
As part of the initiative, officers will be involved in conducting school safety and awareness inputs, business and home crime prevention surveys, road checks, high visibility patrols, and tackling dog fouling.
Council staff and those from the community planning partners will be involved in delivering over 80 events over the course of the week. These range from health focus event at Boghall Parish Church on Tuesday, June 12, money advice sessions on Wednesday, June 13, a fun day and BBQ at Boghall Primary School on Friday, June 15 and much, much more.
George Paul, executive councillor for services for the community said: “Boghall Community Week is an ideal chance for local residents to get together with council, police and other partners to make a real difference in their area.
“There’s a wide range of events taking place to suit most tastes, which we hope will help build positive relations between everyone involved. I’d encourage all Boghall residents to show their community spirit by getting involved in the week of action if they can.”
Programmes of all the events are being distributed throughout the area or can be downloaded here.