A DIRECTOR of a Bideford waste management company said this week that continuing fires were threatening the business and the jobs of its 10 employees. Julian Rolfe is one of the directors of PWM Waste Management, of Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford. Overn
A DIRECTOR of a Bideford waste management company said this week that continuing fires were threatening the business and the jobs of its 10 employees.Julian Rolfe is one of the directors of PWM Waste Management, of Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford. Overnight on February 10-11 a mobile home used as the site office - after the former office went up in flames two years ago - was burned to the ground.With it went the business and vehicle records, computers, FAX and photocopying machines, telephones, CCTV and other equipment.Mr Rolfe claimed there had been eight arson attacks on the site in recent years and he was convinced this was another, although a fire service spokesman said it was believed this incident was accidental.Mr Rolfe told the Gazette: "Only a couple of weeks ago we had a van set on fire. In the summer of 2006 the site was shut down for two months after the scrapyard was set alight and we had to wait for it to burn out. "In April 2006 the previous offices were burned down -children were caught then, but only given a slap on the wrist."Now it is all gone again. We took over the business in January from Bideford Skip Hire and, basically, with the same employees. "We are a new company, just starting again and we have been knocked back again. "Everything was in the office, including a list of where all our skips are. We can only rely on the public to help and let us know. "Our lorries can't go anywhere because their keys have been burned in the fire, along with all our files. It's just a nightmare."We employ 10 people, but it's getting to the point where we must ask if we should continue."He asked people to keep their eyes open and report anything suspicious incidents they might see.