Tesco told to clean up its act in Milngavie

Tesco Milngavie - pics of rubbish, Shopping trolletys etc in the Allander'21/8/12'Photo Emma Mitchell
Tesco Milngavie - pics of rubbish, Shopping trolletys etc in the Allander'21/8/12'Photo Emma Mitchell

ABANDONED trolleys and litter are blighting Milngavie town centre, it has been claimed.

The town is plagued by discarded carrier bags and rubbish, says a concerned resident, who has called on Tesco to take action.

Mairi Jack – of Montrose Gardens, Milngavie – has hit out at vandals who have pushed trolleys into the Allander Water.

During a recent walk through Lennox Park, she says she saw seven trolleys in the river – four at the fish ladder, used by salmon to travel up during the spawning season in autumn.

Mairi also complained that there are Tesco carrier bags and sandwich wrappers in the trees in the park – ruining the appearance of the area for locals and tourists.

She said: “I must record my annoyance at the continued vandalism which is blighting the park and tourist attractions.

“The trolleys are rusting, two have been there for some considerable time doing no end of damage to fish, as well as proving unsightly for visitors.

“Litter festoons the trees in the park and the walkway like Christmas decorations.

“The trolley issue is detrimental to our area and must be addressed at once.”

She is calling on Tesco to take action and ensure trolleys are secure at night – as well as promptly removing any dumped in the river.

Mairi has spoken to a manager at Tesco about the trolleys and has returned several of them herself to their premises, sometimes removing them from teenagers.

Milngavie councillor Eric Gotts said: “Big companies such as Tesco should not need members of the public to alert them to their requirement to clean up their own back yard.

“I accept that it’s not Tesco’s fault that trolleys end up in the river, but it’s their responsibility to remove them from their section of water.

“I will be speaking to the council and asking them to get Tesco to clean up its act.”

Tesco was unavailable for comment.