Warning on bin blazes

Businesses have been warned following a number of bin fires in the town centre.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has contacted several businesses on Firs Parade following a number of bin fires.

They have been offering advice, such as:

n Keep bins in a locked compound.

n Make sure the lid is closed.

n Ensure bins are ten metres from buildings.

n Chain bins to a post away fro buildings.

n Chain bins together.

n Don’t put bins under windows, guttering, fascias, soffits, loading bays and gantries.

The Matlock Mercury’s bin was one of those destroyed in the recent attacks.

Anybody who has any information on bin fires can call free on 08000 28 66 27.

For further advice call 01246 223500.