...and waste is a fire risk

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ben Ra­m­age

A con­cerned res­i­dent and a busi­ness owner are wor­ried that fly-tip­ping is caus­ing a “se­ri­ous fire risk” in Cam­bus­nethan.

For­mer com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor Alex Mar­shall con­tacted the Wishaw Press to high­light the is­sue at a corner site at the end of North­muir Drive.

And he, along with North­muir Li­censed Gro­cers owner Saeed Ashraf, ex­pressed con­cerns that the spot is a per­fect tar­get for van­dals.

“Some­thing des­per­ately needs to be done,” said 75-year-old Mr Mar­shall.

“The site is full of tyres, fur­ni­ture, doors, all sorts. It’s a se­ri­ous fire risk as it’s only a mat­ter of time be­fore some­one sets the lot up. This could be a se­ri­ous is­sue that needs to be dealt with now.”

Mr Mar­shall says he has con­tacted the coun­cil’s en­vi­ron­men­tal health ser­vices and the fire and res­cue ser­vice in a bid to get some­thing done.

Mur­dos­toun Coun­cil­lor Robert McKen­drick has spo­ken to the coun­cil in a bid to get the own­ers to clear the site and make it safe in the fu­ture.

He said: “Fol­low­ing com­plaints of fly-tip­ping from peo­ple liv­ing close to the site I have been in touch with the coun­cil’s en­vi­ron­men­tal, plan­ning and waste man­age­ment teams.

“Coun­cil of­fi­cers have vis­ited the site and ad­vised the own­ers of the land to have a se­cu­rity fence erected as soon as pos­si­ble.”

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