Chief Inspector John Haynes inspired the We are Listening team in 2012 when he spoke at a public meeting about the proposed walkway from Water Row to the Govan Stones redisplay. From the back of the hall, a voice countered the clamour for CCTV, barbed wire and fencing: “What we need is animation: fun stuff happening, lighting, footfall, activities… community involvement brings natural surveillance”
It was very encouraging to hear that such a senior local Police officer shares our thinking. There are more “converts” now since the Govan Fair has been such a success. I wonder if this is a dialogue that is shared by Police officers across Scotland?