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Edinburgh council installs fence rather than demolishing building

Edinburgh council installs fence rather than demolishing building
Residents in Oxgangs Cresent, Edinburgh, were left bemused after the city council installed 60 feet of security fencing around a derelict building.

The structure in question is scheduled to be demolished and there had been calls to knock the building down sooner but now the council has installed a new fence around the site.

Tenants in the area had asked for a replacement barrier three years after it was damaged by a crash but the council maintained there was no money left in the budget. It is believed that the new fence has been installed on request from housing company Dunedin Canmore before the demolition begins.

Maureen Jarvis, of the Oxgangs Central Residents Association, told the Scotsman: "There used to be a fence on the edge of the eight-foot drop but it was knocked over. We did ask about three years ago if it could be replaced, but didn't hear back about it until Thursday, when it suddenly appeared."

Whilst Scottish residents despair, homeowners in Cambridge have been rejoicing after the Cambridge News reported that a new set of bollards had been installed in Rustat Avenue, Cambridge, to stop joyriders.

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Date: 24/01/2012 15:52:35

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