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Disabled signage is a mess

Stewart Street in front of Lingerie Boutique,  badly painted disabled sign on the road
6th June 2014
Pic: Roberto Cavieres

Stewart Street in front of Lingerie Boutique, badly painted disabled sign on the road 6th June 2014 Pic: Roberto Cavieres

A Milngavie shop owner has hit out at the ‘sloppy’ job done by workmen when they painted a disabled parking space in front of her shop.

Louise Marr from the Lingerie Boutique in Stewart Street said the lettering which had been painted on the road was incredibly ‘messy’ and she wanted to know when someone from the council would be coming back to rectify the job.

Ms Marr said that a number of other businesses in the area had commented on the new lettering which has streaks and drips of white paint running out from the lettering.

The work was completed about a month ago and the businesswoman is annoyed that no-one has been back to fix it.

She said: “It has been like this for about a month now. You would have thought there was some quality control in place, with someone checking to see that the work had been done correctly.

“I know it’s not a huge issue, but it is irritating. No one has been back to tidy up the lettering. It seems this is it. It looks awful. I thought they used stencils to ensure the paint didn’t run over the road, but in this case I don’t know what has happened.”

Other shopkeepers have commented on the sloppy workmanship.

According to Ms Marr, “The girl in the shop next to me, Susie, said it looks like it had been a rushed job to just get it done.”

The repainting of the disabled sign was necessary because the road had to be dug up after a water main burst and caused flooding.

In a statement from the council, Grace Irvine, director of neighbourhood services said: “The resurfacing works were carried out by a contractor working on behalf of Scottish Water to repair the road following damage caused through a burst water main. The roads department is currently working with Scottish Water to have the road marking defects rectified.”

 

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