Thursday 2 September 2010

Peddie Street blaze concern

The blaze outside 97 Peddie Street earlier today, caused by a wheelie bin fire, has caused considerable damage to the front of the block - see right.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it highlights the dangers of wheelie bins being left out on the street - a problem discussed at a meeting I attended earlier this year with the City Council's Waste Management Department and the Environmental Health & Trading Standards Department.

The north end of Peddie Street was highlighted as one of the areas where bins are being left permanently on the street and it does have to be said that the council has made good progress in a number of streets in the West End, in terms of getting these bins off the pavement.

I have today contacted both departments requesting a meeting further discuss the wheelie bin issue in Peddie Street. Tayside Fire & Rescue today rightly pointed out that, if the fire was a deliberate act, it had the potential to put lives at risk.