Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Currie Community Council last night, mostly dominated by ongoing planning issues. Tonight is the latest meeting of  WEGARAH, the West Edinburgh Group Against Racial Attack and Harassment, a joint community / multi-agency working group looking at issues around racist incidents in the area and how our colleagues in the Police, Council etc deal with reports and offer support to victims. Usually a pretty constructive forum although one is always left wrestling with the dilemma of - do more incidents reported to the police indicate an increasing problem or more confidence in the authorities to deal effectively with reports ? And vice-versa, less reports = less of a problem or reduced faith by the community, so fewer incidents reported ? Personally, I prefer the former. 

Will do my best not to let my mind wander to Perth where Hearts still have a slim chance of maintaining an interest in the next stage of the Scottish Cup.

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