“Dangerous” Victoria Park Glasshouses to be demolished.

Children visiting Victoria Park will no longer risk injury after the council announced that plans to demolish the glasshouses would finally go ahead two years after first announcing them.

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Concerns over the safety of the glasshouses were first raised to Rosemount Community Council after bad weather left many of the panes broken and dangerous.

Chairman Willie Jaffray said: “The condition has really become a problem especially after the recent winter. I worry that kids or dogs could get in and they could be cut, or even that the roof could fall in on them.”

Councillor Jenny Laing defended the council’s delay: “It is unfortunate that it has taken so long but it all really comes down to budget and in this case it has not been a priority site.

“The hope is that we can gain support in the community and use the area for something like an allotment scheme.”

The houses were previously used to grow plants for parks and gardens across Aberdeen but growing maintenance costs have meant plants being bought in  from warmer climates and have since sat unused.

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