Outrage over lack of safety barriers
A householder has been left fuming after claiming West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) failed to put proper health and safety measures in place when replacing a path outside her Castlehill home.
The work was ongoing at Kyle Terrace last month and the woman expressed her anger to the Lennox Herald over the claims.
Speaking last weekend, she said: “I would l i ke t o share my disgust at WDC when they have been replacing path outside my house and in the street.
“They have been doing it for three days now and not once any health and safety measures put i n place or barriers.”
WDC promptly responded and apologised for the issues but told how access must r e mai n t h r o u g h o u t t h e duration of the works.
A t h e t i me a c o u n c i l spokeswoman said: “We are sorr y i f t he path i mprov e ment work h a s concerned a local resident in any way.
“Unfortunately we cannot erect barriers on the pathway as it would block access to what is the only route from the main road to the adjacent properties.
“As a safety precaution we have been packing the exposed ground with sand and gravel to ensure it is level with the blocks when leaving the site each night.
“Due to the heavy rain over the weekend some of the sand was washed away. We will rectify this immediately.”
The spokeswoman added: “In light of the concerns we will also put up signs at the site to warn residents of the uneven surface.”
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