Thorny issue is a sign of the times

Santa could be the latest visitor to have trouble finding an exclusive street in Bearsden, after residents claim they have had a one year fruitless wait for street signs.

Residents moved into Thorn Grove in Thorngrove Park – the site of the former Chesters College – a year ago, but despite repeated requests they say a street sign still hasn’t been erected.

And resident Morag Greig says taxi drivers and visitors frequently get lost trying to find the houses and apartments on site.

Morag said: ‘‘I’m at my wits end. We have all been here since Christmas last year.’’

Morag is taking the issue up with the site developer, rather than East Dunbartonshire Council. She said ‘‘The council website states quite clearly that the developer is responsible for erecting the signs.’’

Morag says she has emailed the firm repeatedly and called them, but says no signs have been put up yet.

She added: ‘‘It is a problem for parcel deliveries, taxis, visitors who are not sure they are in the right place etc. Not to mention Santa not knowing where to come for the children who live in the street!’’

The site was built by Westpoint Homes and is made up of a selection of two, three, four and five bedroom villas and apartments.

As we went to press the Herald was still awaiting a comment from the firm.