A SICKENED mum has hit out after her five-year-old had to battle blood, sick and glass to reach the swings.
The woman visited Kirkintilloch’s Luggie Park with her daughter and was horrified at the state of the pathway and the play area.
The concerned mum said: “There was glass and blood trailing all the way down to the play park.
“We got into the play area and my little girl was really excited, but it was so bad that we we couldn’t stay. It was covered in glass.”
She added: “The slide and some swings were covered in sick and alcohol bottles were lying all around.
“I am disgusted and outraged at this. Public money is spent to keep these play areas nice for the younger kids to play in, but some people are just ruining it for everyone.”
She added: “Something needs to be done. Either take the play parks away or have someone monitoring them to make sure they are in a fit state for little ones to play in.”
The woman, who had gone to the play park with her daughter on Saturday, March 3, says they won’t be back.
David Devine, East Dunbartonshire Council’s head of roads and neighbourhood services, told the Herald: “The council provides a dedicated litter collection service across East Dunbartonshire and we carry out regular inspections of parks and play areas throughout the week.
“Unfortunately, at times parks can be frequented by people drinking in the evenings and at weekends. As a result these areas are regularly checked and litter picked, particularly at the beginning of the week.”
He added: “In addition to the council’s established regime of inspections and litter picks, we appreciate the public getting in touch to allow the litter picking teams to be able to respond accordingly. This also helps inform the council’s discussions with the police in bringing to their attention areas where drinking groups might be gathering.”
* Have you got a story, picture or comment? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Or alternatively you can call the newsdesk 0141 775 0040.