Friends and readers.
The police have raided Javits takeaway in West Granton Road as part of an ongoing campaign against organised crime in the North of Edinburgh. Rumours have been doing the rounds about Javits, and how they so easily received planning permission, how they managed to change a front garden into a car park next to the takeaway.
Many in the Community have complained about their seemingly flouting of the law. We ask anybody concerned to take a walk past this takeaway and see for themselves the reversing in and out of this make shift car park without due care. Who gave them permission to do this. We understand they were refused an drinks licence, thank goodness for that.
As for drugs, rumours have been rife for a while, this of course does not make them guilty of drug dealing, but certainly warrants a closer look. North Edinburgh has been plagued for years by the riff raff who think they can get away with what they like. This particular part of Granton is in a disgusting and dangerous state. Takeaways, alcohol sales, bookie, pub, and no traffic control whatsoever. If the local police want a laugh then sit a vehicle discretely in the area and witness the mayhem of this area.
We are entitled to live in a safe Community, this kind of behaviour or the disgusting state of the area would not be tolerated by our friends in Trinity, or Cramond or Barnton or Ravelston but it’s tolerated in Granton. Leadership of our elected members is required here and a clean up of this fast becoming shithouse. Recently a young mother was threatened by a couple of wasters who were hanging around outside Javits. A member of the public came to her aid and the two wasters ran off.
Not for us the glamour of the Edinburgh Festival and the coverage on the BBC2 culture show with those culture vultures with their heads up their asses. Why not cover the real city not some silly overpriced shows. Granton is a victim of neglect which allows crime to flourish, but that’s alright as it doesn’t threaten the tourist trade. But it seems it’s perfectly alright to allow the dregs of society to do what they like and then send in a few wooly jerseyed Guardian reader Social Workers to make matters worse.
This area of West Granton Road is a magnet for the undesirables, and keeps others away. The traffic lights are just there for decoration, as time after time the red light is broken, we witnessed a council vehicle break the red light and then stop further on only for the driver to go into the bookies. We have the vehicle registration. Not good enough, not nearly good enough, and apart from a brief period this Community has been dominated by the Labour Party, result, very little. Pilton Sucks has passed on information to the council about local problems that need addressed, result, nothing.
So wheather it’s drugs, gambling, alcohol, anti social behaviour, crime and unemployment, come to Granton fill your boots as no one in authority really gives a toss. We do and will continue to highlight the shortcomings of those supposedly in charge.