Local MP Jo Swinson has written to East Dunbartonshire Council, Glasgow City Council and local shops on Auchinairn Road in Bishopbriggs about the amount of litter on the pavement and the unsightly look of the area
Jo is echoing residents’ concerns that Auchinairn Road has become an eyesore particularly around Scotmid and other neighbourhood stores. Currently the car park behind Scotmid is covered with litter and the fencing bordering the area is damaged. She also brought to the Council’s attention the three large industrial bins outside the takeaway on the same stretch of Auchinairn Road that are both inconvenient and unsightly.
Jo has also called for the condition of the road at the Beech Road traffic lights to be reviewed in order to ensure it is safe.
Commenting Jo said:
“We all have a responsibility to keep our streets clean and tidy. The mess created by litter and dog fouling brings our area down and is a real concern for many local residents. It is very important that we are proud of where we live and good habits such as putting rubbish in a bin or taking it home with you need to be encouraged. However the Council also has a responsibility to take action to clean up areas which are looking neglected.”
- The note to East Dunbartonshire Council is below:
Mr Derek Cunningham
Director – Development and Infrastructure
East Dunbartonshire Council
Tom Johnston House
20 April 2012
Dear Mr Cunningham,
I have recently been contacted by the above named constituent regarding a number of problems in the Auchinairn area of Bishopbriggs.
Firstly, he is concerned about the condition of Auchinairn Road, particularly around Scotmid and neighbouring stores. As you will be aware, there are a lot of problems with litter and the area looks extremely unsightly. I have written to Scotmid separately about the problems at their car park, but I would be grateful for your comments on what can be done to address these issues.
He has also brought to my attention that there are three large industrial bins outside the takeaway on the same stretch of road. He feels that this is both inconvenient and unsightly. I would be grateful for your advice on what can be done about this, and whether the Council could act to have the bins moved to ensure that they are not taking up space on the pavement.
Lastly, he is concerned about the condition of the road at the Beech Road traffic lights. I would be grateful if you could ensure that it is safe.
I appreciate your assistance in this matter and look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
Jo Swinson MP
- The note to Glasgow City Council is below:
Mr Brian Devlin
Executive Director of Land and Environmental Services
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street
20 April 2012
Dear Mr Devlin,
I have recently been contacted by the above constituent regarding the condition of the car park at Scotmid in Auchinairn. I gather that the fence at the car park, which is at the moment badly damaged, sits on the Glasgow City Council boundary.
I would be grateful for your comments on whether the Council could take steps to ensure that the fence is fixed. I appreciate your assistance in relation to this or any other matter.
Jo Swinson MP