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Banff & Macduff logo: Link to the Banff and Macduff web site
Get £££ off Pass Plus
The Banff & District CSG is providing up to £150 for young drivers taking the Pass Plus course.
Bus Stop Posters
The Banff & District CSG held a competition for School Bus Safety Posters.
Global Rock Challenge
The Banff & District CSG supported students from Banff Academy to enter the Be Your Best Foundation's Global Rock Challenge 2010.
Hi-vis vests for schools
The Banff & District CSG has presented Hi-vis vests to eight primary schools.
Tackling the Night Terrors
The Banff & District CSG is helping to tackle the "Night Terrors".

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Office-bearers: ChairPadding space Mark FindlaterPadding space
Vice-Chair Richard Menard
Secretary Brenda Chalmers
Treasurer Linda Farquhar


The Banff and District Community Safety Group has more than 15 active members supporting projects which enhance the social responsibility of young people, such as constructive after school activities to discourage anti social behaviour, alcohol and substance misuse, safe driving schemes, such as Driving Ambition, and crime prevention, such as Pubwatch and Shopwatch. The Group also provides advice and training in safety issues and offers a range of safety and anti-crime products.

Tackling the Night Terrors

The Banff and District Community Safety Group is helping to tackle the Night Terrors in Banff. Nick Dolphin, Group Chairman, said:

"Community safety is not just a matter for the Police and involves a community effort if it is to be truly effective in the long term."
Read the article "Tackling the Night Terrors" that appeared in the Banffshire Journal. PDF file Community Safety Awards

The Banff and District Community Safety Group scooped three awards at the 2009 Community Safety Annual Seminar on the 28th March:

  • Marion Philip and the Brighter Horizons youth charity won a Runner Up Award for their work with young people.
  • Brenda Chalmers won a Merit Award for her sustained support to the Banff skate park over the past seven years. Board-2-Extremes
  • The Banff & District Community Safety Group itself won a Merit Award for its High Visibility Vests project.

CSG Supports Primary Schools.

The Banff and District Community Safety Group is providing high visibility vests to Primary Schools and Pre-School Groups.

CSG Supports Pass Plus.

The Banff and District Community Safety Group funds extra driving instruction for new drivers.

CSG Supports Swimming Lessons.

The Banff and District Community Safety Group is supporting swimming lessons for 10 to 12 year olds.

Information on current initiatives (since March 2008) and a selection of previous projects can be found further down this page.


Dates of future meetings:

  • 2014
    • Tuesday 26th August 2014 Community Centre, Banff
    • Tuesday 28th October 2014 Arts Centre, Macduff
    • Tuesday 9th December 2014 Community Centre, Banff
  • 2015
    • Tuesday 20th January 2015 Arts Centre, Macduff
    • Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Community Centre, Banff
    • Tuesday 21st April 2015 Arts Centre, Macduff
    • Tuesday 9th June 2015 Community Centre, Banff

Meetings start at 7:00pm.

Anyone with an interest in community safety in Banff and District is very welcome to attend meetings and to raise their safety concerns.

Minutes of previous meetings are available online as PDF files:

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Banff & District CSG Current Projects (from March 2008): Top of page

Bus Stop! logo

Schools Bus Safety Poster Competition - The Chairman of the Banff & District Community Safety Group has praised pupils for taking part in a project to highlight school bus safety.

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Global Rock Challenge logo and link to information

Global Rock Challenge - The Banff and District CSG supported students from the Banff Academy to enter the Be Your Best Foundation's Global Rock Challenge 2010.

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Pass Plus logo Road Safety - As part of a Shire-wide pilot trial the Banff and District CSG has increased to £150 its grant for young drivers (17 to 25 years old) to take six hours driving experience with a PASS PLUS qualified instructor.

An application form for Pass Plus funding from the Banff & District Community Safety Group is available:

Click on the logo to get more information on Pass Plus support.
Hi visibilty vest logo High Visibility Vests - The Banff and District CSG is offering the Primary Schools , pre-School Playgroups and Newsagents in our area high visibility vests to improve the security of children amd young people in their care or employ.


Click on the logo to get more information about high visibility vests.
Learn to swim logo Swimming Lessons - The Banff and District CSG is funding the Active Schools Non- and Weak Swimmer Learn To Swim Programme.


Click on the logo to get more information about the Learn to Swim programme.
Youth Activities - The Banff and District CSG is continuing to support:
Community Safety logo

Promotion in the Community - The Banff and District CSG regularly undertakespromotional activities, such as stalls at local events, leafleting and press coverage. 2008 activities include:

  • Stalls at the Portsoy Boat festival and Banffshire Show.
  • Attendance at parents days at Banff Academy.
  • House-tohouse leaflet drop in towns and villages in conjunction with the Police to promote the Pass Plus driving course.

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Safety Equipment - The Banff and District CSG continues to promote and provide a variety of safety products including:

  • Personal alarms
  • UV security pens
  • Light timers
  • Door chimes
  • Safe cans

UV pens for marking household equipment, bikes, etc are free and all other items cost £2 but are free to those who cannot afford them. More than a hundred products were either sold or donated during the year.

These products can be obtained from the Banff Police Station or the office of the Banffshire Journal in Bridge Street, Banff.


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Smart Mousemats - the Banff & District CSG has funded its own smart mousemats with contact details of the local emergency services. Police, Crimestoppers, Fire & Rescue service and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency have all supplied their details. The mousemats also include the Community Safety Logo and web site details and features an image of Banff Bridge.

Four hundred mousemats have been distributed to local businesses, Banff Academy and Primary schools.

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Banff & District selection of Past Projects: Top of page

Friday Night Team logo and link to information

The Friday Night Team - The Banff and District CSG continued to support the Friday Night Team providing constructive and entertaining activities for teenagers on Friday nights.

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The Leys Drop-in logo and link to information

The Leys Drop-in - The Banff and District CSG supported activities for young people on Thursday evenings in Macduff.

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The Board 2 Extremes logo and link to information

Board 2 Extremes - The Banff and District CSG continued to support the local skate board park run by youngsters.

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Peer_education logo & link to more information

The Banff & District CSG has supported an event to aid personal development which involved educating younger children about misuse of alcohol and drugs.

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Bike logo & link to more information

The Banff & District CSG has supported a scheme to teach cycle safety and security for schoolchildren in the area.

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Water safety logo & link to more information

The Banff & District CSG has continued to support water safety training for schoolchildren in the area in collaboration with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Aberdeenshire Council.

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Message-in-a-botttle logo & link to more information on the Rotary Clubs' Message-in-a-botttle scheme The Message-in-a-bottle scheme is run by local Rotary Clubs, including Banff. The innovative scheme uses a plastic container kept in your fridge and which holds medical details for the emergency services.

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Child on a bike logo The The Banff and District CSG ran a successful autumn Lights for Bikes campaign, giving youngsters the chance to buy discounted light sets from two local cycle shops. They now plan to encourage youngsters to security mark their bikes in a new campaign. They are also looking at the idea of issuing high-visibility arm bands for young cyclists.




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