Lydiate Labour Action Team's Cllr June Burns gets fence repaired

June Burns



Lydiate Labour Action Team's June Burns has thanked Scottish Power Manweb for securing a potentially dangerous substation in the village.

The Labour Action Team discovered that wooden panel fencing around the substation on Coronation Road had been vandalised, leaving the station open.

Nearby residents told the Labour Action Team's Cllr June Burns that children were getting in and playing on the station, despite the presence of large 'Danger of Death' signs.

Cllr Burns contacted Scottish Power Manweb, who have responsibility for maintaining the substations throughout the region.

The company has now made the necessary repairs.

Cllr Burns said: "I am really pleased that Scottish Power Manweb have reacted so quickly to our concerns and made the necessary repairs.

"There were serious concerns that the vandalised fence was allowing access to the substation on Coronation Road which can be very dangerous.

"People who live nearby told us that children regularly play on the substation. There are very real dangers of playing on and near a substation, which are clearly displayed in the graphic warning signs.

"So it was important that the fencing was repaired quickly. Which it now has been and which I am grateful for."

Cllr Burns repeated her calls for children not to play on substations.

Cllr Burns said: "The fencing has been fixed, but as we all know, children and young people can be persistent. Some of them will still be able to find their way into the cordoned off area and leave themselves exposed to danger.

"So I ask parents to reaffirm to their children the dangers and urge them not to play anywhere near any of our substations."



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