Councillor calls for clean-up after refuse complaint

Councillor Gillian Owen wants a swift clear-up of the rubbish-strewn site.
Councillor Gillian Owen wants a swift clear-up of the rubbish-strewn site.

An Ellon councillor is calling for a swift clean-up after refuse was strewn across land at Balmacassie Business Park.

Councillor Gillian Owen received a complaint from a local resident regarding the rubbish left opposite the Tesco site.

She said: “I went up to have a look and I was staggered at the mess.

“Bottles full of urine left with rubbish and even human excrement spread around the site. This type of mess is scandalous and whilst not wishing to point the blame in any direction, lorries have been seen parked up overnight.”

Mrs Owen, who has reported the litter to police, added that Aberdeenshire Council’s estate management team has offered to help clean up the land, which is privately-owned.

Meanwhile, the councillor is continuing to press for action on potholes on the road through the business park.

She has branded the surface “disgraceful” and has asked council officials for an update on the situation.

Bruce and Partners are responsible for the upkeep of and general condition of the estate’s roads and pavements.

Councillor Owen said a number of drivers had faced huge bills for pothole damage to their vehicles.