Relief road to get bins
Litter bugs tackled
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.