Residents can help to beat crime
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.”