Residents reminded to clean up their act
Rubbish in gardens a worry
Craigneuk residents were being reminded to clean up their act after a spate of rubbish issues plagued the area.
Members of Cra i g n e u k Community Council first posted issues to their Facebook page last week about people dumping their unwanted items at the path leading to the former St Matthew’s Primary in Wishawhill.
That was quickly followed by a walkaround Craigneuk that resulted in several homes being targeted for a large amount of rubbish in their front gardens.
Margaret Ann Murray, secretary of Craigneuk Community Council, posted on Facebook: “On our recent walkabout we found there was gardens with quite a lot of rubbish in them.
“Has this been left for the “Man with the Van” and he has not uplifted it?
“Can you let us know if there are any issues with uplifts.
“If anyone is passing the bridge to Wishawhill, can you let me know if the rubbish that someone was so inconsiderate to dump on the path at St Matthew’s ground, has been uplifted yet?”
Craigneuk councillor Gary O’Rorke has stepped in to resolve the problems and urged residents to join together and keep Craigneuk clean.
“I spoke with the Area Housing Manager and the Head of Environmental Services to ensure these problems can be sorted as soon as possible,” he said.
“I was concerned when I first heard about the rubbish outside of houses that was discovered after the walkabout.
“We’ve all been working hard to make sure Craigneuk is improving and we’ve been going the right way so we need to work together as a community to keep it going.
“There will be estate officers who will be going door to door to check out the rubbish in any gardens and inform the public about our services which can help.
“Anybody who sees anything should not hesitate to get in touch with myself as we’re actively working to make Craigneuk better.”
A North Lanarkshire Council spokesman said: “We are taking steps to have the rubbish removed as soon as possible.”
Gary O’Rorke Stepped in to fix the problem
Rubbish Dumped in Craigneuk