£300 clean-up bill af­ter Lan­de­mer Day

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Mem­bers of Ruther­glen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil heard there was an is­sue with peo­ple at the an­nual Lan­de­mer Day hav­ing their clothes spray-painted by yobs.

Coun­cil­lor Robert Brown pointed out that spray paint­ing mem­bers of the public is re­garded by the po­lice as a crime of as­sault.

He also told the latest meet­ing of the com­mu­nity coun­cil, held in the Town Hall, that it cost £300 for the cleans­ing depart­ment to clear up the mess caused by silly string at the fes­ti­val.

Po­lice of­fi­cer Paul Buck­wall men­tioned traf­fic prob­lems for pedes­tri­ans cross­ing at Mill Street via Aldi Stores.

Mem­bers also heard that fruit shops have been stopped from dis­play­ing fruit and veg­eta­bles out­side their premises be­cause birds were peck­ing the pro­duce.

Coun­cil­lor De­nis McKenna men­tioned on­go­ing is­sues with park­ing at the Mosque and at Cam­bus­lang Road, across from Lidl.

Coun­cil­lor Brian McKenna re­ported that 70 new homes will be built in Fern­hill.

He also re­ported that the last school to be de­canted will be Burn­side Pri­mary, go­ing to Spit­tal .

James Kelly MSP told the meet­ing that pa­tients can use hos­pi­tals out­side NHS La­nark­shire.

There was a dis­cus­sion on lack of GPs in the area.

Pa­tient num­bers have grown within GP prac­tices, mean­ing they are over­stretched.

Mr Kelly said he is ar­gu­ing for more GP fund­ing and he is con­tin­u­ing to high­light this.

The next meet­ing will take place on Oc­to­ber 13 at 7pm in Tower Room, Town Hall, Ruther­glen.

Mak­ing a mess Silly string

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