School facing £10,000 repair bill

Lenzie Moss Primary School 30.7.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Lenzie Moss Primary School 30.7.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

DAMAGE estimated to be in the region of £10,000 was caused to a school when thieves tried to steal lead from its roof.

An ICT suite and classroom at Lenzie Moss Primary suffered extensive damage when damagedwater pipes caused the ceiling of the rooms tocollapse.

It’s the second time the school has been targeted after thieves stole £450 worth of lead from the primary’s roof at the start of July.

Grace Irvine, head of assets and property services at East Dunbartonshire Counci, said: “On the evening of Sunday, July 24 there was a break in at Lenzie Moss Primary with attempted theft of roof materials.

This resulted in burst water pipes and the accumulated water lead to partial ceiling collapses in one classroom and one ICT suite causing damage to furnishings and computers.

“We’re still assessing the cost of these remedial works, however, the current priority is to ensure all classrooms are fully functional for the start of term on August 15.2