Residents of a block of flats have issued a polite notice to drug users – urging them to phone their dealer instead of pressing their door buzzers.
People living in the block of flats in Mid Craigie say they’ve had people calling at their doors at all hours seeking to buy illegal substances.
Now they’ve put up a “notice to visitors” urging them not to press certain buzzers “as you will not be let in”.
The notice adds: “Contact your dealer via mobile and arrange to meet elsewhere as this block is now monitored by CCTV.
“Thanks for your cooperation. Have a nice day.”
On resident said he had laughed when he saw the sign.
He said there had been “a lot of bother” with youngsters ringing buzzers in the block at all times of day.
He said: “The sign has only been up for a few days and it appears to have done the trick. We’ve had a lot of bother with people coming to the buzzers.
“It seems to have become worse over the last month or so.
“However, since that sign has gone up, we have had no bother at all. I must admit I did laugh when I initially saw it but it does appear to be doing the trick.”
Another resident of the block, who declined to be named, said: “Everyone in the block has the right to feel safe here.
“I can understand why the sign has been put up.”
East End councillor Will Dawson said it was “sad” residents felt they had to take such action.
He said: “I would certainly urge people to go through the correct channels in the first instance when dealing with incidents such as this.
“It’s very sad that the tenants have had to go to this extreme in dealing with the matter.”