Res­i­dents re­minded to clean up their act

Rub­bish in gar­dens a worry

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Michael Tem­lett

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.”

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