Council’s summer clean up blitz

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A CRACKDOWN on dog fouling and littering has been launched by East Renfrewshire council in a bid to clean up the area’s streets.

Community wardens will be patrolling on foot seven days a week throughout the summer, and have warned that flouting the rules will result in a fixed penalty notice.

Working in pairs, they will cover Fenwick Road, Thornliebank, Barrhead and Neilston Main streets, Clarkston Road, Ayr Road, Barrhead Road and the Broomburn area in Newton Mearns.

Busby and Eaglesham roads and Eaglesham village will also be monitored, as well as parks and green spaces.

Convener for community services and safety, councillor Mary Montague, said: “The vast majority of residents would never think of littering our streets or not cleaning up after their dogs. However, there are some who do and it is those we are targeting”

Responding to the news on The Extra’s Facebook page, Susan Kelso said: “It’s a big problem on Braidbar Farm Road, the main pedestrian access to Braidbar primary, and gets brought up at nearly every parent council meeting. I’m hoping this new initiative will make a difference.”

Patrick Fisher added: “About time — the pavements around Leefield Avenue and Stamperland Crescent affect kids walking to Netherlee primary. Please start there.”

Incidents can be reported by calling 577 3001 or visiting www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.