Res­i­dents can help to beat crime

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Au­thor­i­ties say they will act to stamp out reck­less be­hav­iour in Fern­hill.

Cly­desmill Fire Sta­tion man­ager Robert Deans said he is al­ready work­ing with lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cers and South La­nark­shire Coun­cil to stamp out de­lib­er­ate fire rais­ing in the area.

But he says res­i­dents too can take steps to pro­tect their prop­erty from young­sters who are con­tin­u­ally steal­ing wheelie bins to set alight.

The fire ser­vice will be is­su­ing in­for­ma­tion leaflets to homes in the near future.

Mr Deans said:“We are keen to see lo­cals be­come more re­spon­si­ble with their bins.

“Res­i­dents have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to get the bins in com­mu­nal ar­eas emp­tied and bring them back in. The bins are be­ing left so the stor­age ar­eas are be­com­ing filled with rub­bish and that’s not as­sist­ing at all.

“This is about in­form­ing them of their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and how they can as­sist and also re­mind­ing peo­ple it is a crim­i­nal of­fence so to re­port it to the po­lice.”

He added:“Through the coun­cil, we are look­ing at in­creas­ing com­mu­nity war­den pa­trols and we hope to meet with Po­lice Scot­land in the area to see what mea­sures they can put in place.”

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