Further to my previous posting, I received the following earlier today:
“I am following on from your email in relation to the fire on the running track at the back of the Glebelands.
We at John Laing are not contracted to maintain this area – I’ve attached a map showing the extent of our area of management for information. I did however pass the area yesterday so popped in to take a look and have attached some photos. It would appear that some type of clearance works have been taking place within the running track area, as there is evidence of branches and vegetation on the middle of the running track.
From what I could see, the area of the fire showed that the grass was scorched but there was no remnants of anything so I can only assume that this was also an accumulation of dried vegetation that was either deliberately set fire to, or a result of a discarded cigarette. I’ve spoken to our Assistant Contract Manager who believes that the Leisure Team may have had another operator working in this area.”
On the relevant facebook group some remarks where made about John Laing that were less than kind so the above maybe of use to some?
I have asked the relevant department at LBH for a response.