Overgrown paths are giving walkers cause for concern

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Residents living near the Community Education Centre in Milngavie have hit out at the overgrown state of paths alongside the Allander Water.

The network of walkways link up residential houses and are popular with local dog walkers, runners and parents with young children visiting Milngavie Library.

However, residents say that over the last couple of months the paths have become progressively overgrown with some becoming so bad people have to walk on the grass verges to avoid overgrown tree branches.

One resident said: “We seem to have this problem every year at this time following a summer of growth.

“If it is not regularly maintained it can get out of hand, The council needs to do something before it gets worse.

“We definitely seem to be the poor relations over this side of the district when it comes to maintaining paths.

Grace Irvine, the council’s director of neighbourhood services, said: “The council is responsible for maintaining and repairing all adopted footways and footpaths within East Dunbartonshire.

“The footpaths near to the Community Education Centre in Milngavie are part of our annual programme and work is due to take place there within the next two weeks, weather dependent.”