CKD Galbraith is pleased to sponsor Renfrewshire Rural Watch
A new initiative which launched earlier this year (2015), is funded by Elderslie Estates and supported by Police Scotland and SLE.
Set up with the aims of making rural Renfrewshire more secure against illegal activity such as theft of machinery, equipment, livestock, metal, illegal poaching and fly-tipping and to increase the reporting of rural crimes and suspicious activity via the Police 101 non-emergency number.
Sponsorship from CKD Galbraith and financial services company Lycetts has enabled production of Rural Watch signs for farm gates to publicise the scheme and deter criminals.
The number of rural police officers covering the area has increased to four. Inspector Cassie Glass of Police Scotland said: "The feedback we are getting from local farmers and the local community has been incredibly positive. They have told us that the visibility of our officers in the communities is a reassuring presence. People are now coming forward to tell us more about what is happening and we are starting to create a network of intelligence".
To find out more about Renfrewshire Rural Watch visit www.renfrewshireruralwatch.co.uk