Re­lief road to get bins

Lit­ter bugs tack­led

Rutherglen Reformer - - Gossip Girl - Dou­glas Dickie

Nine bins will be in­stalled in the area around the Cathkin Re­lief Road, the Re­former can re­veal.

The coun­cil hav e con­firmed the plan af­ter a con­cerned dog walker con­tacted us.

The man, who de­scribes the walk as “most en­joy­able”, claimed he had wit­nessed lit­ter and dog foul­ing along the route.

He said: “I have no­ticed that there is a se­vere lack of rub­bish or dog fouled bins.

“I have only seen one bin, on Larch­field Road, and that is over­flow­ing with refuse.

“There is also a large amount of lit­ter­ing go­ing on which will de­stroy the good look of the new walk­way.

“Also, some dog own­ers refuse to clean up af­ter their dogs. This needs to be po­liced.” The res­i­dent even called for CCTV to stop peo­ple us­ing the sound bar­ri­ers to hide be­hind while they com­mit­ted of­fences.

Gor­don Mackay, head of roads and trans­porta­tion at South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, con­firmed bins were on their way.

He said: “Bins are in­cluded in the over­all work to de­velop the Cathkin Re­lief Road and lo­ca­tions for them have been agreed.

“Nine bins are due to be in­stalled in the ar­eas be­tween Croft­foot Road and Burn­side Road, and it is planned that these will be in place by the end of this month.”

The road, which cost £18 mil­lion, was of­fi­cially opened to traf­fic in Fe­bru­ary.

Be­fore con­struc­tion it sparked mas­sive con­tro­versy with many res­i­dents say­ing that it would de­stroy their beloved wood­land park.

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