Report puts district’s streets in the top six

The streets in East Dunbartonshire have been ranked sixth in the country, in a report released last week.

Compiled by the Improvement Scheme at COSLA, the study rated the area sixth out of the 32 local authorities. Researchers employ a variety of criteria to assess the level of cleanliness, including litter, urban landscaping and the prevalence of chewing gum on the street surfaces.

Grace Irvine, director of Neighbourhood Services said: “The council is happy to once again be ranked in the top performance quartile of local authorities across Scotland for the Street Cleanliness Index for 2012/13.

“However, we will not be complacent and will continually try to improve the service we offer our residents.”