Saturday, February 02, 2013

Assurances following Fyffe Street fires

I have spoken with a number of constituents over the past few days, following three fires in a week at the now-vacant Fyffe Street Motors site (see right), which is immediately adjacent to housing in Lawrence Street and Easson's Angle.

Although minor in nature and clearly amateur, it is important that the building is fully secured to avoid any repetition and that there is regular patrolling in the area by the police and community wardens.    I have been in touch with our local community police officer for the area who advises that he is giving the area very regular attention and that CID is dealing with the enquiry into the fires.    Tayside Fire and Rescue has also advised me:


"We have liaised with our police colleagues to unsure that the premises are maintained secure.

We have also ensured that three cylinders were removed to another location.

Community Wardens have been asked to patrol the area and the mobile CCTV unit has also been tasked to visit the area.

Crews from the Blackness Road fire station have been visiting the neighbouring properties, offering advice and putting up Crimestoppers posters."

I am most grateful to the police, fire and rescue and community wardens for their attention to this matter.