Housing needs of older people.

East Lothian Council’s Housing service is undertaking a survey to help assess the housing needs of older people.

Please find link to the survey below:



This survey is an important part of the consultation process for the production of the Local Housing Strategy 2023-28. It is an opportunity for you to help us to shape housing for older people within East Lothian by providing us with your views.

The survey is intended to compliment the Health & Social Care Partnership survey which is available online until 31st August 2022.

Craig Entwistle

Housing Strategy Officer

Email: centwistle@eastlothian.gov.uk

Office: Housing Strategy & Development, John Muir House, East Lothian Council


In recent months we have seen an increase in the theft of quad bikes and ATV’s both from our rural communities but also, in some circumstances, from urban areas. It is essential to stay alert and ensure all security measures are taken to secure these vehicles at all times when not in use. General advice includes:

·  Never leave vehicles insecure or with the keys within

·  If vehicles and machinery can be stored in out building and garages please do

·  Please lock and secure all doors for garages and outbuildings 

·  Consider ground anchors were suitable (quads) – www.soldsecure.com

·  Consider property marking vehicles (Selecta DNA or Smart Water)

When considering securing quads a recommended Secure By Design product, The Suip Quad and ATV Protector, was showcased on the SPARC (Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime) stand at the recent Royal Highland Show last weekend. To see more about the product please click on the link https://www.securedbydesign.com/about-us/news/the-suip-quad-atv-protector-is-a-much-needed-product-that-will-assist-the-police-service-tackle-rural-crime

If you see any vehicles or person/s acting suspiciously on your property please contact Police Scotland on 999 if you believe a crime is being committed at that time or 101 to pass on information. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111. 

You can also use the Contact Us section of the Police Scotland website www.scotland.police.uk/contact-us

For more info – www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/crime-prevention-advice/vehicle-crime/quad-bike-security

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