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...

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’.

  • James crammond

    20 March 2017 #1 Author

    Couldn’t agree more- anyone taking a walk from Robertsons Park the morning after a weekend night needs to avoid the layers of broken glass and cans and litter left by brainless idiots- I can’t even take my dog anymore as its too dangerous with all the strwn glass and debris. I live near Underwood Road and residents are now just fed up with the increasing fly-tipping going on in the street near the rail bridge!!! People have dumped tyres, mattresses, kitchen cabinets and just this week someone has dumped a huge sack of quilts and left them there. Nobody takes these away!!! We are sick of it. Why isn’t the Council removing this??? I suggest putting a camera up there so these disgusting flytippers get caught instead of being able to just dump stuff in the middle of the night!! It is bringing the area down and it’s not acceptable. The Council has put everyone’s council tax up, so howabout it stops burning iff money leaving street lights on all over the place during the day but instead spends the money and are increased tax £££ on keeping our streets clean!! Please start with Underwood Road!!!

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