Police in Leith, Scotland have launched a new surgery to engage with members of the community – at a Wetherspoon pub.
Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team attend The Foot of the Walk each Wednesday, for two hours, to engage with local people.
The aim is for the police to discuss any issues or concerns which Leith residents and businesses may have, as well as listening to suggestions and comments on local policing matters.
PC Mark Muir said: “The surgeries are an extension of our community commitment pledge, as we look to enhance our engagement with the Leith public.
“The Foot of the Walk provides us with an informal setting which members of our communities, particularly the elderly, may feel comfortable attending to discuss those issues affecting them.”
The pub’s manager, Mark Brown (centre), said: “We are very pleased to be hosting the surgeries at the pub.
“It is a great idea – and we are pleased to be involved in a scheme which benefits everyone.”