Police in Fife are joining forces with partner agencies once again to provide a safe area for party-goers in Dunfermline town centre.
Dunfermline Safe Zone will be operating this weekend on Saturday night as revellers head out for Halloween celebrations as well as over the Festive period.
The Safe Zone will be situated at Dunfermline Advice Hub on Douglas Street and will operate between the hours of 10pm – 4am on Saturday 28 October offering a drop-in venue for people who may have been separated from their friends, suffering effects from excessive alcohol consumption or requiring minor medical assistance following a night out in the town centre.
The Scottish Ambulance Service, Fife Council, British Red Cross, Dunfermline Delivers, Dunfermline Street Pastors, West Fife Neighbourhood Watch, Fife Alcohol Support Services and Pubwatch have joined up with Police Scotland’s Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit to provide this safe area for party-goers.
The Safe Zone is a response to the risks of over-consumption of alcohol, which can increase peoples’ vulnerability, and their chance of becoming a victim of crime.
Constable David Moffatt from Fife Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit and coordinator of the Safe Zone said: “The Safe Zone will return this weekend prior to again being available for people over the Festive season should they require some support on a night out.
“This is a joint initiative with a number of partner agencies and through collaboration with our partners we are committed to working to keep people safe. I would like to thank the Dunfermline Advice Hub and Furniture Plus who have kindly donated the use of their premises.”
**Please note the poster has the time listed as 10pm-5am for Saturday 28 however due to the clocks going back by an hour the Safe Zone will close a 4am with the last admission at 3.30am **