Police have thanked residents for their “positive” contribution following a week-long community operation.
Officers joined various organisations in Mastrick in a bid to tackle youth annoyance – while getting to hear more about residents’ concerns in the community.
PC Richard Arton said: “There were more than 130 residents that engaged with officers over the course of the operations – including about 30 youngsters.
“We were also joined by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who spoke to people about fire safety. The purpose of the week was not to issue any fines or charge anyone – we were focused on wanting to get to know the community and hear about their concerns.”
As part of the initiative, more than 250 vehicles were checked for speeding on Cairncry Road and Rosehill Drive where two drivers were warned for speeding.
He added: “We went back to Cairncry Road for speed checks the following day and saw 125 vehicles – which were all obeying the speed restrictions. In the past we have spoken to residents who have raised concerns about the driving on these roads.
“Some people saw us while we were out conducting the speed check and were quite happy to see us there.”
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There were increased police patrols outside schools in the area and residents were able to ask for help from city wardens, street pastors and community food initiative CFINE.
It handed out about 15 emergency food parcels and focused on distributing fruit and vegetable bags to promote healthy eating.
The team were able to distribute more than 100 bags to residents and youngsters. Aberdeen City Council housing officers also turned up to check defects in high rises.
PC Arton said: “Overall, we are happy with the positive engagement we had with the community last week.
“We’re also happy to see the improvements made to the high rises which has helped improve quality of life for residents.
“We hope to run something similar in the future and hope people will start to see these community engagement weeks as a positive thing for their areas.”
The operation is also running in the Moir and Cummings Park areas of Northfield throughout this week.
The areas were chosen by police due to complaints about youth annoyance and antisocial behaviour there.