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East End Community Set to Shine in Week of Action

Published: Monday, July 4, 2022.

Craigend Week of Action

Craigend is undergoing a week of intensive action to tackle environmental issues.

Squads of Glasgow City Council staff have begun work in the East End community to clear street gullies, tackle fly-tipping, wash away graffiti and lift litter.

The Clean Glasgow blitz is the latest in a rolling programme of action to help communities across the city look their best in partnership with citizens.

In Craigend, street lights will be checked and repairs carried out where needed, streets will be swept, green spaces trimmed and weeds whacked.

Our undercover enforcement officers will also be out on patrol - looking for irresponsible dog owners and filthy fly-tippers. Commercial premises will also be visited to ensure they have waste contracts in place to dispose of their rubbish correctly.

The work is in addition to regular council maintenance carried out in the area and it follows an earlier week of action in Govanhill. Other neighbourhoods across the city are set to benefit in coming months.

Craigend residents are also welcome to join the summer spruce-up by taking part in a community litter pick in Cambus Place and the surrounding streets on Wednesday, July 6th, from 10.30am-1pm.

Litter picking equipment will be supplied and anyone keen to take part should meet the Clean Glasgow team at Craigend shops at 10.30am.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Glasgow's Convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets, welcomed the hive of activity in the area.

He said: "I am delighted to be kicking off this week of action in Craigend and am confident that residents will see immediate improvements from this concentration of resources in their community."

"The area has fantastic greenspaces like Cardowan Moss, which is a haven for wildlife and part of the Seven Lochs Wetland Park. It is a popular community asset enjoyed by local people as well as attracting visitors from farther afield and maintaining these open spaces and addressing fly-tipping in our neighbourhoods is something residents have highlighted as priorities.

"I look forward to rolling out the weeks of action and deep cleans across the city."

Temporary road closures may be needed to enable some of the work to take place and, as the gully cleaning machinery is bulky, residents in some streets will be asked to move their cars to enable it to access drains safely. Gully cleaning can help minimise flooding during heavy winter rain and snow, so access is essential. Precise details of when the work will take place will be displayed in advance on lamp posts in affected streets with road signage also put in place.

Picture shows Councillor Kelly (centre) with the council teams and officers from Police Scotland who are supporting the week of action in Craigend.

Published: Monday, July 4, 2022.

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