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South Ayrshire Launches Festive Safety Campaign

Launch of Festive Safety Campaign

With the festive season upon us, South Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership's Festive Safety initiative will begin on Saturday 2 December. 

The initiative involves front-line service delivery from Police Scotland, South Ayrshire Council, Beatbox Leisure, South Carrick First Responders and street Pastors, and will ensure Ayr and Prestwick town centres are safe for all to enjoy over the Christmas period.

Street pastors will be deployed in Ayr and Prestwick, providing positive interventions to those in need of a little assistance and attention on their nights out. South Carrick First Responders will provide a mobile first aid service.

People who visit pubs and clubs are encouraged to take a safe passage home, and taxi Marshals will monitor the Boswell Park taxi rank in Ayr on Saturday nights into early Sunday mornings to ensure the safety of those using the taxi services at that location.

Police Scotland will also provide their usual service in both areas, with additional patrols to assist with the increased numbers throughout the festive period. 

Inspector Joanne Logan, Chair of the Community Safety Partnership said: "We are taking a robust, proactive approach to ensure these popular town centres are attractive and safe destinations for those wishing to enjoy a festive night out.  I hope everyone has a brilliant time, celebrates responsibly and gets home safely."