West End residents are being urged to join a campaign to Keep Knightswood Crackin’.

A family fun day will be at the centre of four days of action designed to enhance and improve quality of life for Knightswood residents.

Services which tackle issues such as litter, dog fouling, road safety, house fires, bogus callers and youth engagement will all be on hand to offer advice.

Knightswood Park will be the venue for a family fun day on Wednesday April 3. Working animals from Strathclyde Police’s mounted and dog branches will meet visitors, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue will promote fire prevention and road safety and Alba Military Fitness will put visitors through their paces. Face painting, mobile football and an inflatable assault course will also be on offer.

Before and after the fun day Enforcement Officers from Glasgow Community & Safety Services (GCSS) and GHA will stage a two day blitz of the area. They will urge residents to report incidents such as fly-tipping, graffiti and irresponsible dog owners by phoning Glasgow City Council’s Clean Glasgow hotline 0800 027 7027. Fixed penalty notices will also be issued to anyone caught dropping litter or failing to pick up their pets’ pooh.

Information on local Neighbourhood Watch schemes, the community council, crime prevention and violence against women will be on offer at an open day in Knightswood Community Centre between noon and 4pm on Friday, April 5. Diversionary activities for young people will also be available.

The four day event was organised by Glasgow West Community Safety Forum with support from GCSS and GHA.

Bailie Liz Cameron, Chair of the community safety forum, said: “Knightswood is a pleasant place to live and has high levels of community participation. This event aims to build on that firm foundation and to ensure the area remains a clean, safe environment.

“We want residents to help us prevent issues which can affect quality of life such as bogus callers, road safety, litter, dog fouling or other antisocial behaviour. It’s about preventing problems before they arise and ensuring people know who to contact if an issue does develop.”