Gritting issues continue in Busby

Residents can collected free grit from the Thornliebank depot.
Residents can collected free grit from the Thornliebank depot.

Concerns have been raised over the lack of roads being gritted in Busby.

Residents in Riverside Gardens have continually had a problem in severe weather.

Colin McLennan, who has lived there for 30 years, said: “It’s a steep hill up to Riverside Gardens, and there’s a bend about half way up. When it is really icy cars really struggle to get up the road.

“Through our management company we tried to get the road gritted without success.

“We then tried to get the council to give us a grit bin, but we had to purchase it ourselves. We then asked them to fill the grit bin, again with no success.”

An East Renfrewshire Council spokesman said: “As a council, we have limited resources, therefore we need to prioritise which roads we treat.

“We prioritise the busiest roads in East Renfrewshire as these roads are at the highest risk for accidents.

“These priority routes cover over half of our roads network which is one of the highest coverages in Scotland.

“During adverse weather, once all priority routes are deemed safe, we do grit non-priority routes and pathways.

“We currently have 337 grit bins across the authority that anyone can use and that are regularly refilled and this is considered to be the maximum that is manageable with the resources we have.

“Residents who choose to purchase their own grit bin for their street will have to make arrangements to replenish it themselves.”

Residents can collect free grit from the Thornliebank depot on Carnwardic Road Monday-Friday, 7.30am-4pm.

Residents need to bring their own small container.