Councillors Jim Paterson and Cathy McEwan, SNP Candidates for Renfrew South and Gallowhill, have criticised Labour-controlled Renfrewshire Council for failing to accept their calls to clean up Renfrewshire.
The SNP submitted a full motion to the Council on the 20th of April highlighting the recent report showing that Labour has led Renfrewshire to 30 out of 32 in street cleanliness throughout Scotland. The motion called on Renfrewshire Council to take action to improve the state of our communities. However, despite this damning report, Labour voted against the call to take action in response to this report.
The SNP have published their manifesto for Renfrewshire and have placed a strong emphasis on street cleaning.
Councillor Jim Paterson, SNP Candidate for Renfrew South and Gallowhill, said: “Renfrewshire Labour had a chance to accept responsibility for the state of our streets but once again they are ignoring the problem and our communities are suffering as a result.
“Renfrewshire has been pushed to the bottom of the table of street cleanliness across Scotland because of Labour’s cuts to environmental services. Despite this damning report and the concerns which are regularly raised by local people, Renfrewshire Labour is proud of the fact that litter is blighting our streets.
“Let’s remember, this Labour Administration wasted £300,000 on the effective temporary closure of the amenity sites.
“An SNP-controlled Renfrewshire Council will not ignore this problem and we will take action to clean up the mess that Labour has made to our streets and communities.
Councillor Cathy McEwan, SNP Candidate for Renfrew South and Gallowhill, said: “I was disappointed that Labour failed to take the opportunity that the SNP offered them to take action on the state of our streets and communities.
“The SNP called on the Labour Administration to take action on the problem and invest in the environmental services as a means of tidying up our streets and communities. However, once again Labour voted against calls as they don’t believe the concerns that local people have raised.
“The SNP are aware of the pride that local people take in their local communities. An SNP-controlled Renfrewshire Council will reverse this decline and invest in our environmental services.