Coun­cil clean dirty pond

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Mur­ray Spooner

Glas­gow City Coun­cil chiefs have re­vealed they are re­spon­si­ble for the clean­ing of a boat­ing pond where hundreds of plas­tic bags were pulled from the wa­ter.

An en­vi­ron­men­tal dis­as­ter struck Scot­land’s only Tug-Tow­ing com­pe­ti­tion this month after 500 poly­thene bags were said to have been hauled from Rich­mond Park’s pond, sit­u­ated op­po­site Shaw­field Sta­dium. Mem­bers of the Glas­gow Rich­mond Model Boat Club claim to have re­moved the large amount of rub­bish ahead of their event on Sun­day, June 11.

Or­gan­is­ers’boats were seen get­ting stuck on the bags in the pond four times dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion.

A spokesman for Glas­gow City Coun­cil said:“The coun­cil is in­deed re­spon­si­ble for clean­ing the pond and does this on a reg­u­lar ba­sis – for ex­am­ple we re­ceived a tweet about lit­ter in the pond last week and a team re­moved it the same day and to­day there is a mi­nor build-up of feath­ers, leaves and twigs on the sur­face of the pond’s north side, and again it will be re­moved to­day.

“With re­gard to the week­end, the high winds over that pe­riod blew a great deal of lit­ter into the pond and the team re­moved this on Sun­day.

“In ad­di­tion, any dis­tur­bance to the wa­ter can bring up de­bris to the sur­face.”

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