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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Peterborough Dirty old City lives up to its name...

Don't refuse to clear your refuse, warns fire service
PETERBOROUGH businesses are being warned to stay on top of their housekeeping following a spate of deliberate fires.
The city’s Central ward has topped the county’s arson list with 17 arson attacks since April 1 – the highest number of deliberate fires in any ward in the county. Now, local officers from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging businesses to do all they can to prevent becoming a victim of arson.
Watch Commander Heather Day said: “The unforeseen cost and impact of these types of fires can be vast, potentially affecting local businesses and, in turn, the communities themselves. We are urging businesses to ensure they keep their premises tidy and free from waste not only inside for safety but also outside to reduce the risk of fires starting there too.”
Fire officers are now visiting businesses in the area to remind them of their responsibilities to keep premises free from waste.
Over the past year (June 2014-June 2015) there have been 45 deliberate fires in Central ward - an increase of 45 per cent. Of these incidents, 18 were refuse fires, which were predominantly being started between 8pm and 3am.
Station Commander Gavin Hammond, Community Risk Manager at CFRS who sits within the SaferPeterborough Partnership, said the recent increase in deliberate fires in certain areas across the city is a concern.
He said: “Different agencies from the partnership are working together to combat these issues, however, it is important for businesses to ensure they have systems in place for the regular removal of waste to prevent any build up of waste, which may be seen as an inviting target to arsonists. This recent spate is a timely reminder about disposing of waste properly to protect not just our local businesses, but also the environment and the community we live in.”
Fly-tipping of rubbish and unwanted items is not only an offence but unnecessarily puts homes and families at risk. You can report fly-tipping via Peterborough City Council website via or telephone 01733 747474
The fire service also holds free monthly business fire safety seminars at Dogsthorpe Fire Station to support and encourage businesses to be safe and comply with the law. For more information, call 01480 444500.

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