Work has begun to close down Victoria Primary school. As well as cutting the term year short, the council have placed a skip in the playground, and desks and chairs are being removed from some of the classrooms.
The council claims this will not cause a disruption to the education of the children. However parents are also concerned about the safety of the children because work is being carried out on the premises while the children are still there.
Please feel free to contact the councillors and voice your concerns over the safety issues of the work being carried out, and also the fact that the council have opened themselves up to possible claims for damages if a child is injured.
When you contact them please quote, “Hughes v Lord Advocate“.
This is a legal case where a young boy was seriously injured after playing where work was being carried out in the street.