The Force be with you
Berwickshire is one of the safest places to live according to the local fuzz. (Hard copy Berwickshire News page 4-not yet on line)Only 71 reported crimes in the last month and 80% solved Acting Sergeant Dishington told the Berwickshire Area Committee. Crime, such as it is, (and you can get a summary here
is mostly of the yobbish variety. One police 'initiative' has to do with the dreaded boy racers with 90 young drivers given a course on road safety-in Duns, naturally, and remarkably enough only one ASBO has been issued-it may have been of course that some of the offending drivers were just too fast for the local police drivers. Judging over by the still appalling standard of driving by youngsters in souped up and noisy cars the message has yet to get home.
One solution by the Hutton Think Tank (Outside the box section) is to have role model drivers for these young tearaways. Hence the proposal for a new Duns Festival-Dreivers Week instead of Reivers Week. A Dreiver, A Dreiver's Lass, A Left Hand dreive Man, Right Hand Dreive etc. Young upstanding people with clean licences and in respectable eco friendly electric cars would drive around carefully performing their public functions and give their horses a week off
Supporters of this idea are asked to double park out the Jim Clarke Rooms in Newtown Street and honk your horns for upward of five minutes.
If the Police ask you to move on.
Do so, but carefully
Labels: Crime in Berwickshire, Dreivers Week, Duns Civic Week