Out­rage over lack of safety bar­ri­ers

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Lor­raine Weir AD­VER­TIS­ING FEA­TURE

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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