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