COSLA response to HMICS Report on Football

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said that she was delighted with today’s (Tuesday) report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland that shows councils have responded quickly and positively to an Independent Review of Football Policing from earlier this year.

Councillor Evison said: “Today’s report is a clear signal of the good, solid progress councils have made in terms of consolidating safety within our football stadia –  following the report into “An Independent Review of Football Policing in Scotland.”

“Today’s findings show that, despite being only a small part of the original report, councils have responded positively and quickly to contribute to meeting its recommendations. Yes, there is always more work that can, and will be, done; Local Government never rests on its laurels, but today’s report has a welcome and reassuring story to tell on councils’ work in this area.

“Scottish Local government will continue to work with our partners and agencies towards our goal of making the spectator experience the best it possibly can be within Scottish stadia.”  

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Wed, 21/08/2019 - 08:29