City sits on the £100,000 fence as school vandals wreak havoc

posted 28 May 2009, 06:09 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
A school which has been plagued by vandalism has been told it will not get the new security fence it had been promised – because it will cost £100,000.

St John Vianney school in The Inch spends its entire maintenance budget on fixing vandalism and has been waiting for the 2.4m fence to surround the school for two years.

But city chiefs say that because the fence would cost more than £100,000 to erect and does not count as a health and safety or a wind and watertight issue, they cannot construct it for at least another two years.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News
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