From dog foul­ing to anti-so­cial be­haviour

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special -

When the Re­former took to Ruther­glen Main Street to ask what the top pri­or­i­ties should be for Ruther­glen Cen­tral and North, we had plenty of di­verse re­sponses.

Many is­sues raised were bread and but­ter coun­cil is­sues, such as anti-so­cial be­haviour, more things for young­sters to do and dog foul­ing.

Mums Stacy Curry and Stroma Rosie were out tak­ing their wee ones for a walk when we stopped them for a chat.

They would like to a greater fo­cus on ac­tiv­i­ties for dis­abled young­sters.

Stacy said: “There’s not much for kids, es­pe­cially any that are dis­abled.

Stroma added: “It’d be good if there was more done to in­volve them with main­stream groups – even the things in the parks are more for main­stream kids.

“You can’t re­ally en­joy much at Over­toun Park.”

Lo­cal woman Liz Quigley would like to see ex­tra fa­cil­i­ties too, as it might counter on anti-so­cial be­haviour in the area.

She said: “The big­gest is­sue is the amount of kids who hang out around the Main Street and the build­ings nearby.

“That has been an on­go­ing is­sue for three years. I’ve emailed and phoned about it and noth­ing has been done about it yet.

“Who­ever gets elected needs to lis­ten to peo­ple who have to face these is­sues ev­ery day. It feels like bang­ing your head against a brick wall.

“Ev­ery sec­ond week­end you’re hav­ing to phone the po­lice or hear­ing about some­thing. There’s noth­ing here to do for kids, but I don’t know whatthe an­swer is.

“There isn’t any­where in the lo­cal area that they can re­ally go, so you see them hang­ing around or get­ting drunk on the street.”

Mak­ing sure the area’s trans­port is im­proved was an­other is­sue.

Bill Sav­age said:“The bus ser­vices could be bet­ter.

“You used to get the reg­u­lar No 12 bus, but the ser­vice is a lot worse now.”

One man called for more ac­tion to be taken on im­prov­ing the state of the streets, with one is­sue in par­tic­u­lar stand­ing out.

Scott Fo­ley said :“Dog foul­ing is dis­gust­ing. It’s the most anti-so­cial thing that I can think of, and not enough is done to stop it.” How­ever there was op­ti­mism from some lo­cals. Ge­orge Al­gie was sat­is­fied with the area, and hoped that things would con­tinue on the right path.

He told the Re­former: “You can al­ways im­prove things, but I can’t think of any­thing that needs dras­ti­cally im­proved.

“As long as the coun­cil keep im­prov­ing schools and things in the area then that’s what’s im­por­tant.”

Help­ing young­sters Stroma Rosie

Trans­port Bill Sav­age

Sat­is­fied Ge­orge Al­gie

More To Do Stacy Cur­rie

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