Council clean dirty pond
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.”