Monday, 12 May 2014
This evening, after my weekly surgeries at the West Park Centre and the Mitchell Street Centre, I took part in this week's City Council meetings.
The Development Management Committee did not have any planning applications from the West End to consider. After this committee, the Policy & Resources Committee discussed Fire & Rescue and Police matters.
I raised concerns about the rise in the number of deliberate secondary fires across the city and the Fire & Rescue service representative detailed steps the service (and the police) are taking to hopefully reduce this problem in the coming months.
I also highlighted the low detection rates relative to housebreaking - particularly low in the West End. The police representative assured the committee that resource was being put into tackling this.