Noisy footballers get the red card

The Chryston pitch
The Chryston pitch

Concerned residents are calling for action to tackle anti-social behaviour during weekend games at a new football pitch.

Householders, whose gardens back on to the field and the school car park at the new Chryston High School, complained to the community council over the ‘noise and bad language’ coming from some people using the pitch.

Community council chairman Brian Elder said: “The residents stressed they were not criticising the high school. They said the pupils were always very well supervised on the pitch within school hours.

“It is during the times the pitch is let out to others, at weekends and in the evenings, that the problem has been occurring.”

At a recent meeting of the community council, members heard that residents hoped to meet with North Lanarkshire Council’s education department to express their concerns.

A spokesman for North Lanarkshire Council said the education department was aware of the residents’ concerns.

He said: “A meeting was due to take place, but it was cancelled. We are in the process of rescheduling it and hope to meet soon with the residents involved. We are aware of the situation.”

Meanwhile, at a recent community council meeting, plans to spruce up the village with new signs and better benches for the park were discussed. Members hope to get grant aid from the Scottish Government for the improvements.

Chryston Community Council chairman Brian Elder said: “Members visited Stepps Park and came back with some ideas to spruce up Chryston. These include new signs welcoming people to the village and better park benches.”