Saturday, 18 April 2009

Fire in Benvie Road

I was very concerned by the fire at a derelict garage in Benvie Road on Wednesday, particularly as it was so close to the Tullideph Care Home and other residential properties in Benvie Road.

I have been concerned about this site for some time and have had a number of residents’ concerns about its poor state and the graffiti that was on it.

I have had various discussions in the past with the police about the state of the former garage.

The fire incident, so close to the care home and other housing, is worrying and I therefore contacted council safety officers about the situation and condition of the site following the fire. I have had the following feedback :

"The building has been inspected and the perimeter found to be secure. A chain has been left with the Police to secure the gate when their investigations are complete."