A local Councillor has condemned Renfrewshire Council’s record on street cleanliness.
Information in a report has revealed that Renfrewshire Council has fallen to number 30 out of Scotland’s 32 councils for having the dirtiest streets in Scotland.The report highlights that street cleaning has been reduced for areas outside of town centres, main arterial routes and known litter hotspots. This has seen a 40% reduction in street cleaning activity from the council. From 2012/13 to 2015/16, Labour has cut the cost of street cleaning per 1,000 population by 55% (from £22,225 to £10,014).
Cathy McEwan, Councillor for Renfrew South and Gallowhill and the Secretary of the SNP Council Group said: “This report highlights Labour’s failure to keep our streets clean in Renfrewshire.”
“This report simply highlights what everyone in Renfrewshire already knows – Labour don’t give a damn about the state of our streets and local environment.
“According to this report, Labour has slashed the funding on street cleaning by 55% since they came into power – no wonder our streets are in such a mess.
“There are 32 councils in Scotland and yet again, under Labour, Renfrewshire has fallen down the table on street cleanliness. It’s time that Labour realised the impact of their cuts on our communities.”
The information was contained in the report ‘The Local Government Benchmarking Framework Indicator Profile 2015/16’.