Anger over mess dumped at river

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY BEN HENDRY

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”

John Reynolds

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