Friends and readers.
Many of you will have seen or read the report concerning the issue of dog deaths in relation to the use of Forth Quarter Park.
First of all we have to correct the report. Forth Quarter Park is not owned by National Grid but is jointly owned by Edinburgh formerly Telford College, along with residents of fusion and Genesis Developments. National Grid owns the fenced off piece of land where the gas towers are, and where an argument has ensued for some considerable time about whether there is contamination on this piece of land and who is responsible for it. Currently National Grid have this piece of land up for sale and the strong rumour is that they are asking the astronomical price of £10 million. Currently we are told there are no interested party’s, no surprise there then.
the residents of said developments pay large factoring fees to ensure the park is kept up, and we would ask exactly what does Edinburgh College contribute to this other than the mess left behind by their students that use it. The Gas board office should also be asking themselves what if anything they should contribute given their employees also enjoy this area witnessed by the numerous fag butts left on the wooden decking area.
Now to the issue, if indeed which seems very likely that there is some form of contamination problem within the Forth Quarter area, we would remind our readers that up to 70% of all dog bearing diseases cross over to humans a very disturbing figure indeed. We understand that local vets are are offering free of charge inoculations to dog owners which can counteract water borne infections, why if there is no problem in this particular area.
We urge our readers to contact their local Councillor in the first instance and see what if any pressure they can exert on the environmental agencies to take this serious issue up. In fact it was pointed out to us by one of our readers that Councillor day’s pre election leaflet currently doing the rounds say’s that he himself is working with the Community and Council officers to make Forth cleaner, so we can all sleep safer knowing that, and maybe Cammy hopefully being aware of the problem he will be on the case, and he can start getting to grips with a problem that is right on his door step Forth Quarter Park.