End of the road for “Clermiston party house”

Picture: Ian Georgeson
Picture: Ian Georgeson
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A HOUSE used as a late-night party haven for teenagers has been boarded up by the city council amid complaints from fed-up neighbours.

The doors and windows of the three-bedroom home, in Parkgrove Terrace, have been covered by metal plates to stop revellers getting inside.

Neighbours living close to the property – dubbed the “Clermiston party house” by teens – said the past three months had been a “living nightmare” as crowds of youths partied until the early hours of the morning.

A source said more than 30 teenagers would gather at the council house every weekend to drink and take drugs.

Pictures show chairs lodged in doors and violent scenes in the kitchen.

They said: “The place is completely destroyed now.

“There’s holes all over the walls and ceiling, cigarette ends lying all over the floor and mould from where food hasn’t been cleared up.

“One guy even bashed the kitchen up with a hockey stick.”

It’s understood that a tenant had moved out several months before the end of their tenancy, but a teenage relative, who had access to the empty property, visited at weekends to host the parties.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said she and her neighbours were forced to call the police on multiple occasions.

She said: “We are just so happy now they are gone and the noise has stopped.

“It would usually start about 3am and go on till all hours, I think they would come back here after the disco.

“One time I remember being scared because it sounded like they were going to put a sledge hammer through my wall, the banging was so loud.

“I never seen inside the house, but I heard it was left in some state.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed that officers were aware of trouble being reported at the address and have been working closely with the city council to find a suitable resolution.

He said: “Antisocial behaviour can have a detrimental impact on a community and we treat all reports with the utmost seriousness.”

A spokesman for the city council said: “We were aware and responded to issues raised at this address.

“We will continue to work closely with Police Scotland on all antisocial behaviour issues across the city to ensure that Edinburgh remains a safe place for its residents.”