After receiving numerous complaints from annoyed constituents about Renfrewshire Council’s inability to cut grass, Paisley’s MSP George Adam and Paisley South Councillor Marie McGurk are saying enough is enough, get the grass cut! Since March this year, the issue which George has received the most correspondence about is the lack of grass cutting, coupled with the amount of rubbish strewn all over our town. Cllr McGurk has also seen a rise in the number of complaints she is receiving about the same issues.
Commenting on this on-going situation, George said, “Gonnae just get the grass cut. I’m getting sick of asking and my constituents are getting sick of having to complain. Let’s be honest, many parts of Paisley are a complete mess. The grass which runs along parts of Lochfield Road is an eyesore, with weeds over 4ft growing as well. One of the street signs on Lochfield Road is also hidden by grass and a large thistle. It’s nice to see our national flower growing, currently embodied by the Commonwealth Games mascot Clyde, but this jungle is definitely not a fitting back drop. So my message to Renfrewshire Council is a simple one; take accountability for the mess in many parts of our town and get the grass cut!
Cllr McGurk added, “I have been asking for some time to have this section of grass cut on Lochfield Road and area along Barrhead Road. I had been given assurances that it would be, however this failed to happened and my patience is running thin with the powers at be. I have been inundated with calls from local residents asking, why are the council not cutting the grass. I have asked and been told it’s because of a number of different things, but not once have I been given a good reason why it can’t be done. So like George, I have a simply message, get the grass cut!