£300 clean-up bill after Landemer Day
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