Coun­cil to cut back over­grown hedge which leads to pop­u­lar dog walk path

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The coun­cil are set to cut back a sec­tion of hedge in a pop­u­lar dog walk­ing path af­ter it be­came over­grown.

The path in ques­tion is lo­cated just off Cale­do­nian Av­enue, at the back of Ruther­glen Main Street, just op­po­site Ruther­glen Po­lice Sta­tion.

It con­nects King Street with a pop­u­lar dog walk­ing path.

How­ever it seems over spring and sum­mer it has been al­lowed to be­come over­grown, much to the dis­may of lo­cal dog walk­ers, who regularly use the path.

Ly­dia Kelly (65) regularly walks her dog down the path and said:“It has be­come quite hard to walk past it, you get stung with net­tles. It’s about time they cut it back.”

Another res­i­dent added:“They should have cut it a cou­ple of weeks ago.

“It’s bad that it has been al­lowed to get to this state.

“There are a lot of older peo­ple who walk their dogs around here, how are they sup­pose to get by it? It’s a big in­con­ve­nience.”

Chair of Ruther­glen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil Tommy Rooney said:“I’m aware of the path but it’s one of those things, you don’t ac­tu­ally go on it un­less you’ve got a dog or you live round there.

“I can see why peo­ple would be com­plain­ing, but I’m sure if the coun­cil are con­tacted about it they will get some peo­ple out to cut it back.”

Stephen Kelly, Head of Fa­cil­i­ties Waste and Ground Ser­vices said:“Our staff have cut back the hedge as part of their pro­gramme and will have trimmed and sprayed the net­tles with weed killer by the end of this week.”

Mess The path that leads to the dog walk

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