HMO anger rumbles on in Mayfield

Building which the council are using as an HMO, DARAG (opposite Mayfield Inn), Bogwood Road, Mayfield
Building which the council are using as an HMO, DARAG (opposite Mayfield Inn), Bogwood Road, Mayfield

The failure of a promised police report into a partly boarded-up house of multiple occupancy (HMO) in Mayfield has further angered locals.

As reported in the Advertiser, the building on Bogwood Road has upset the local community council, which labelled it an “eyesore” and spoke of crime at the building, which was formerly a doctor’s home.

In response, the local community police officer promised a full report into incidents there.

However, no report was forthcoming at last week’s Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council meeting, leading chairman Robert Hogg to comment: “I asked for a report from the police on this. So it’s disappointing not get it this evening.

“People see the building and just shake their heads. It’s a bombsite.”

Read more on this story in the August 15 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.