Welcome to our new 3TFM Website,here you will find news about the radio station,along with health news and whats going on in the 3 towns.
To listen to 3TFM Community Radio on the web please click on the blue link below This will take you to our stream page Click on audio player to listen to us. http://aries.streaming.zfast.
(Note”Request A Song” section of this page is not currently running)
You can also listen to us using the tunein app. Click on the blue link below http://tunein.com/radio/3TFM-1031- s149850/
3TFM Community Radio broadcasts to Ardrossan,Saltcoats and Stevenston on 103.1FM and online at www.3tfm.org. We are Ayrshire’s original community radio station. Our presenters are all local people from the community,and are proud of the fact that our radio station is “Local Radio by Local People”. 3TFM Community Radio with the spotlight on health and wellbeing for the 3 Towns. If it matters to the community we will let you know about it. Spread the word and tell your friends and family about us.
OPERATION QUARTERLIGHT LAUNCHES IN AYRSHIRE
Across the country, Police Scotland has been cracking down on vehicle theft and crime. This week Operation Quarterlight gets underway across Ayrshire Division encompassing North, East and South Ayrshire Local Authorities.
With figures showing that around 70 vehicles are stolen each week across Scotland and a further 230 are broken into after being left insecure, officers will take a two-pronged approach to proactively target known car thieves whilst offering crime prevention advice to car owners.
In Ayrshire, by engaging with partners, key stakeholders and members of the public to change habits around security of vehicles, officers aim to prevent much of the vehicle crime from happening in the first instance.
Detective Inspector Stevie Wallace, based at Kilmarnock Police Office, said:
“We have noticed a trend across Ayrshire in recent times whereby a number of cars that have had property stolen from them have been left unlocked and unattended by the owner when parked at the roadside or in a driveway.”
“It’s important that members of the public who own a vehicle take on board important crime prevention advice to reduce the opportunity for a thief to strike. The message from Police Scotland is a simple one which is to remind our community of the importance to lock their vehicles and store any valuables out of sight – and out of the mind of criminals.”
“We understand the grief and stress that car crime causes victims in our community. Across the next week we’ll be working with our partners to spread crime prevention advice to help stop these crimes before they take place. We will continue to do our part by identifying and targeting those individuals engaging in this type of activity but please help us by not making your car a target for crime.”
Assistant Chief Constable Campbell Thomson said:
“This is an issue we are tackling across Scotland and we recognise the negative impact it has on our local communities. Our sustained activity as part of Operation Quarterlight is already yielding encouraging and positive results and I would like to reassure the public that those involved in this activity will be continually targeted by officers from Police Scotland, dedicated to reducing vehicle crime and ensuring those responsible will be arrested and held to account.”
This week Police Scotland will be working in partnership with each local authority in Ayrshire to raise awareness of how to reduce vehicle crime.
Councillor Willie Gibson, Leader of North Ayrshire Council, said: ““We have a very strong relationship with local police and engage with them regularly when tackling issues that affect our communities.
“Car crime is another of those issues and we’re delighted to support Operation Quarterlight. It has already proved very effective in other parts of Scotland and I’m confident we can have similar positive results here in North Ayrshire.”
To report car crime or vehicle theft, contact Police Scotland on 101, or where a crime is ongoing, 999. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have information regarding those involved in vehicle theft and crime.
This year everyone across Scotland is being encouraged to ‘think ahead’ and be prepared for all kinds of severe weather. Whether it’s at home, on the move, in the workplace, or in your community, we all need to consider the risk of severe weather.
Severe weather can occur at any time of year, but is most likely during the winter months. It can cause a range of problems – but you can be ready for them.
By ‘thinking ahead’ we can all help Scotland be better prepared.
On the move
Being prepared for severe weather is something we all need to do – it takes only a few simple steps and is important if you’re on the move/road. In severe weather conditions, your journey could take longer than expected so before travelling in bad weather, you should:
Check the weather forecast and road conditions
Consider whether you need to travel right now or if you can wait until the weather improves
Consider alternative routes
Consider alternative modes of transport
Allow extra time for your journey
Make sure your car is ready for a journey in poor weather
Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged
Tell someone your destination and when you expect to arrive
Consider fitting winter tyres to your vehicle
Be prepared for severe weather by packing a few essential items to take with you. Your emergency kit should at least include:
An ice scraper and de-icer
A shovel for snow
A torch and spare batteries
Warm clothes, boots and a blanket
Some food and a warm drink in a flask
A first aid kit
Battery jump leads
A map for any unplanned diversions
On public transport
Dress for the season/forecast
Have a means of contacting your family
For a long journey, carry a small snack and some water if possible
Ensure you and your bike are visible to other road users by investing in a good set of front and rear lights (white at the front, red at the back).
Wear clothes that help you be seen on your bike such as bright and light reflective items.
Get a good set of mud guards and consider heavy duty tyres with a deeper tread to cope with slippery surfaces.
Remember, it can take longer to stop in poor weather.
Investing in some warm, waterproof clothing including gloves that still allow you to switch gears and use the brakes easily.
Consider wearing correctly-fitted helmets with an additional light.
Get a routine bike maintenance check, especially the brakes.
Ensure that you, or someone you know clears the pavement outside your home.
Wear shoes or boots with non-slip soles and consider wearing reflective or bright-coloured clothing so other road users are better able to see you.
Hats or scarves that cover your ears can also distort or eliminate the muffled sounds of approaching vehicles, so take extra care when checking for traffic.
Keep warm, but make sure that you can hear what’s going on around you.
Remember, vehicles can take up to ten times longer to stop on slippery surfaces, so don’t make any sudden movements and give motorists plenty of time.
For more information on being ready for winter at home, at work or in the community visit www.readyscotland.org
Some other useful sites include:
Safer Winter Driving: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/report/j9317-01.htm
Road Safety Scotland: http://www.road-safety.org.uk/
Driving in bad weather: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/winter-campaigns/driving-bad-weather
Community Whats On
Are you holding a community event? Do you need to advertise it? Why don’t you let 3TFM Community Radio tell everyone one about it. Any community event we will advertise for free and here is a bonus we will also put it up on our website free of charge. All you need to do is give us the details and let us do the rest. Contact Louis Ferguson our Station Manager on 01294 608048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also post it to Community Whats On, 3TFM Community Radio, Focus Learning Centre, Primrose Place, Saltcoats KA21 6LH. Checkout the Whats On Page.
More about 3TFM Community Radio
3TFM Community Radio officially started broadcasting on the 19th April 2008 and our pool of volunteers and partners have been working hard since then to provide the residents in Stevenston, Saltcoats and Ardrossan the best music and community and health information that is more local than any other station in the area. This is because we are based in the 3 towns. We produce programmes for the community by the community and are proud of that. If you’ve never heard of us why not tune in and hear what your missing, on 103.1fm, or www.3tfm.org, you’ll be surprised that you had a radio station on yourdoorstep. Let us know what you think.