Authorities put dampner on bonfires


Angus Council are working with local police to remove unauthorised bonfires to help keep residents safe on November 5.

The local authority have teamed up with the police to keep a look out for any illegal bonfires being built on council land.

Residents being are reminded not to build on land without permission as they pose a safety threat to nearby homes, businesses and vehicles and they will be swiftly dismantled.

Neighbourhood services convener, councillor Donald Morrison said: “This is the third year that we have worked in conjunction with the emergency services to remove any illegal bonfires constructed on council land.

“It really is important that we get the message across that although November 5 is a night of fun and celebration, the use and abuse of bonfires bring a number of dangers which can end in tragedy.”

And Chief Inspector Gordon Milne said: “We would encourage people to attend organised bonfire displays If anyone is aware of youths collecting materials for unauthorised bonfires they should get in touch with Tayside Division on 101.”

Members of the public who have concerns in relation to bonfires can call the ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778.