Bottles row rumbling on
The story in last Wednesday’s edition (November 8) of the Stirling Observer regarding overflowing bottlebanks as a result of the council switch to monthly glass collections has drawn comment from our readers on our Facebook page.
Shan-michelle Shirlaw said: “Even if they had given wheelie bins to accommodate the once a month collection the recycle point at Co-op in Bridge of Allan is on overflow as well. It’s not just a disgrace it’s dangerous. People will just start putting them in other bins that have space and the whole point of recycling will be out the window.”
Becks McLaren said:“Our thoughts on this should have been considered or requested before the change in collection was implemented or even discussed.”
Bryan Grieve added:“Were they expecting people to drink half as much to comply with their wishes, what about the tax payers wishes, or is that to much to ask?”
Also attracting debate and discussion on the Observer Facebook page was news that Cambusbarron is set to be hit by six months of roadworks as part of a £270,000 gas pipes upgrade.
Vivien Robertson Ne Laing posted on social media:“Has anyone taken a survey as to how many roadworks are going on in this town at the moment. Seems to me they want us to stay in our houses and not travel anywhere.”
Alex Speed commented:“It’s the state of the roads after they have completed the work that’s the problem. Cheap tarmac and uneven surfaces. That is why the roads are in such a mess.”
Robert Forshaw added: “£270,000 budget and it’s taking them six months. Is it one man with a spade?”
Alan Clater hit back, responding: “Another moaning armchair civil engineer.”
The work is set to start on Monday, November 27.