Police in East Ayrshire are encouraging residents to review their home security following a recent rise in sneak in thefts in the area.

In a number of recent incidents entry has been gained through an unlocked door or open window – there are steps we can all take to reduce the chances of becoming the victim of this type of crime.

Safer Communities Officer for East Ayrshire, PC Marshall, said:  “Our advice may seem simple – keep your home secure – make sure windows and doors are locked.

“If you are in the back of the house for example make sure the front door is locked and windows are closed over. When you leave home double check your home is secure, if you have an alarm fitted – use it, look out for your neighbours and report any suspicious activity to police.

“We encourage residents to regularly review their home security – for the latest crime prevention advice visit the Keep Safe pages of the Police Scotland website or contact your local crime prevention officer by calling 101.”

–  Keep your home secure, don’t leave windows and doors open when you are not at home.
–  Don’t leave keys on the inside of door locks, under mats or anywhere else an intruder may easily find them.
–  Avoid keeping large amounts of cash in the house. If you must then disperse it in various locations.
–  Security mark your property with a UV marker pen. You can use this pen to place an invisible imprint of your postcode and house number on your possessions.
–  Record details of your valuables, such as mobile phone, cameras, laptops and tablets on the national mobile property register at www.immobilise.com.
– If you see anyone acting suspiciously please call your local policing team by calling 101 (always dial 999 in an emergency).

For the latest crime prevention advice visit: 

Ian George
Resource Worker
Adult Protection Unit
East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Civic Centre (North)
John Dickie Street
T: 01563 576976
F: 01563 576966
Winners of Employee Excellence Award 2015


It’s that time of year again, with many people in a rush, so much to do and so little time it is easy to be caught out by scammers.  There are a few ‘Parcel Scams’ on the go.

Post Card Scam – you return home and there is a card through your letterbox. “SORRY you were out. To rearrange delivery please call us on – “ The number will be a premium line and cost you money you can ill afford. AND there is NO parcel.

The postcard could look similar to Royal Mails , UPS or some other delivery company. If you aren’t expecting a parcel then the card will probably be fake.

Email Scam – Similar to the above. You receive an email which will ask you to click a link to rearrange delivery OR print off a receipt which you have to present at the sorting office/ storage yard. The link could install malware on your computer/device.

Scammers are adapting their approach all the time.

If you are expecting deliveries and you receive a card, check with the company you ordered from.

Take care and have a safe Christmas.

Warning issued by Ian George, Resource Worker,
Adult Protection Unit, East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
East Ayrshire Council

Bogus telephone Caller – District Wide

FROM – East Ayrshire Council:
Please see information below about a bogus telephone caller.


Colleagues, we have been made aware of a male, calling a resident about Council Tax. He claimed to be from a Council Tax Review Board and stating that the resident was paying too much council tax and that he could get them a rebate and have it backdated.

The resident said that they would wait for a letter from the council. The male caller was quite persistent but the resident was wary that it was maybe a scam.  The resident was quite clear that they would speak to someone within the council and the male caller hung up the phone.

The resident then contacted the council and was advised that it was a scam call. They wished others to be alerted as they were concerned that some people may fall for this.

Please remind service users, family and friends that if the council would not telephone about a council tax / benefit issue and would write out in the first instance.

Kind regards,
Ian George
Resource Worker
Adult Protection Unit
East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Civic Centre (North)
John Dickie Street

T: 01563 576976
F: 01563 576966

Winners of Employee Excellence Award 2015

Protecting People Through Zero Tolerance of Harm

Give your views on the draft Ayrshire Equality Outcomes



Dear Colleagues,

I would be grateful if you could send this through your networks

Come along and give us your views on the draft Ayrshire Equality Outcomes. 

We are keen to hear everyone’s views including individuals and groups as all views are equally important.

The Equality Outcomes have been developed to ensure that everyone in Ayrshire has the best possible life chances and experience equality of opportunity in all aspects of life.

North Ayrshire – Wednesday 21 September 2016, 9.30am-1.00pm in Saltcoats Town Hall, Countess Street, Saltcoats, KA21 5HP

South Ayrshire – Tuesday 27 September 2016, 1pm-4.30pm in County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR

East Ayrshire – Thursday 29 September 2016, 6.30pm -8.30pm in Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU

East Ayrshire – Wednesday 5 October 2016, 1pm-4.30pm in
St Kentigern’s Church Hall, Dunbar Drive, Kilmarnock, KA3 7PP.

You can access the survey online using this link;

If any community groups would like someone to attend one of their meetings this can be arranged.  The cut-off date for this would be Friday 14 October.

If interested please contact Alyia Zaheed by Telephone;
01563 576244 or by email; alyia.zaheed@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

If you require any support at an event please let us know.

Alyia Zaheed, Corporate Officer (Equality and Diversity)
East Ayrshire Council
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock KA3 7BU