We can’t get parked for dumped rubbish, claim angry residents

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LITTER louts are using a car park as an impromptu rubbish dump, it has been claimed.

Concerns have been raised over litter in the Scotmid Co-operative car park in Auchinairn Road, Bishopbriggs.

Residents say the problem has got worse since a fence around the site collapsed.

One concerned resident said: “The place is a disgrace, it’s that bad I’m ashamed to bring my family up here.

“It’s been like this for years, but it’s getting worse since the fence fell down. It’s an eyesore - there’s rubbish everywhere.”

A spokesperson for Bishopbriggs Community Council said: “We are concerned and we want it dealt with.

“At the moment it’s just litter, but in the past there have been fridges and other stuff dumped. We want it cleared as soon as possible.”

Bishopbriggs South Conservative candidate Alisdair Sinclair, who contacted the Herald after seeing the story on Facebook, said: “Civic pride is very important in East Dunbartonshire and residents are not happy with this.

“The main issue is the fence has not been repaired and once this is done hopefully that should stop the fly-tipping.”

Scotmid say litter on the site is being dumped by residents. It’s thought some of it could also be coming from a site behind the store’s delivery yard which has been targeted by fly-tippers.

The company is now working with neighbouring business William Hill bookmakers to erect a fence and lockable gate at the yard.

Malcolm Brown, head of corporate communications for Scotmid Co-op, told the Herald: “This is not our rubbish.”

He added: “All our rubbish is put in lockable bins.

“We try to keep our area clean and be good neighbours, but we are getting labelled as untidy because a few people think it’s a good idea to dump rubbish here.”

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