New fury at Midlothian’s ‘gas street’

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A disabled woman was forced to sit in her wheelchair in the rain outside her Newbyres Crescent home at 1am after her CO2 alarm went off.

Pressure is mounting on Midlothian Council over the long-running carbon dioxide saga in the Gorebridge Street.

One councillor, Jim Muirhead (Lab), is calling for tenants to be rehoused if they wish.

In the latest incident, Carol Meek’s gas monitor went off in the early hours last Thursday morning, frightening her onto the street in her wheelchair.

The 49-year-old told the Advertiser: “Nobody came to check it and nobody has been out since. It’s ridiculous that I’m out in my wheelchair in the rain at that time. How long are these people going to let this go on? Why do we have to live like this? It’s just got really worrying now, I’m afraid to sleep at night.”

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