Anger over mess dumped at river
Aberdeen City Council is expected to take action today after a mound of rubbish, seemingly from a pub, was dumped on the banks of the River Don.
Boards emblazoned with the Gilcomston Bar logo, along with furniture and electrical equipment, were discovered on a popular walking route in the Grandholm area yesterday.
Bridge of Don councillor John Reynolds speculated the items may have been fly-tipped by an unknown third party hired to clear out the bar. Last night he pledged to get council officers on the case and remove the unsightly mess as soon as possible.
Mr Reynolds said: “Flytipping has been a problem in the past at the River Don, but I thought we had it under control.
“This must be from a contractor employed to get rid of stuff. I can’t imagine the owners of the bar would do this as the signs make it clear where it has come from.
“I will get our team to have a look as a matter of urgency.”
Mr Reynolds added that residents and people who enjoy walking along the riverbank would be annoyed to see the mess.
He said: “People buy houses in that area because of the river, not so that they could have stuff just dumped there.”
The member of the Independent Alliance group also said he hopes the perpetrator, if found, could face prosecution.
“Fly-tipping has been a problem in the past at the River Don”