Safety measures will be introduced near a Dundee sub station after residents and a local councillor raised concerns about youths playing in the area.
Barnhill residents had expressed fears about the safety of the young people, who have been spotted on top of lock up garages in Abernethy Road and Strathmore Place, adjacent to an electricity sub station.
Broughty Ferry Councillor Craig Duncan got in contact with Dundee City Council, who own the garages, as well as Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) who own the sub-station.
Mr Duncan said that Dundee City Council agreed to apply ‘anti-climb’ paint to the lock-up garages situated in Abernethy Road and Strathmore Place.
He added that SSE confirmed they will take measures to secure their sub stations.
These are currently protected by fencing at ground level but could be accessed from above.
Councillor Duncan said: “I am hopeful that the combination of the measures being taken by the council and SSE will prevent the risk of preventable injury or tragedy occurring at these locations.
“Naturally the positioning and type of build of these structures would be different in modern new build developments but it is important to address potential problems where these may already exist.
“I am grateful to the residents who raised the matter and to the organisations concerned for their swift pledges of action.”