Safe Zone for Dunfermline party-goers starts this weekend

Published 07 December 2017

Police in Fife are once again joining forces with partner agencies to provide a safe area for party-goers in Dunfermline town centre over the Festive period starting tomorrow - Friday, 8th December.

The Safe Zone based at Dunfermline Advice Hub on Douglas Street will provide a drop-in venue for people on a night out in the town centre if they are separated from friends, suffering the effects of excessive alcohol consumption or requiring minor medical assistance.

The Scottish Ambulance Service, Fife Council, Fife Alcohol Support Services, British Red Cross, Dunfermline Delivers, Dunfermline Street Pastors and West Fife Neighbourhood Watch have joined up with Police Scotland to provide this safe area for party-goers.

The Safe Zone is a response to the risks of over-consumption of alcohol, which can increase people's vulnerability, and their chance of becoming a victim of crime.

Constable Davey Moffatt, of Fife Division's Interventions team said: “Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and we are proud to once again be involved in an initiative that shows how different organisations can work together to achieve this.

“We hope that people won’t need to use the services at the Dunfermline Safe Zone and will keep themselves safe on their night out.

“However by having a fully-staffed facility we hope to provide some reassurance that we can offer help if anyone finds themselves in a difficult situation.

“The Safe Zone is a collaborative effort that would not be possible without the efforts of our partner agencies and the good people at Dunfermline Advice Hub and Furniture Plus who have kindly donated the use of their premises.”

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Your Community

Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Dunfermline Central, Fife, West (Fife)

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