Gavin Newlands MP responds to Renfrewshire Council’s U-turn on amenity site downgrades
September 6, 2016
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has responded to Renfrewshire Council’s announcement to overturn the decision to downgrade the amenity sites in Renfrew, Erskine, Linwood and Johnstone.
The Council recently unmanned the sites, leaving the site on Underwood Road in Paisley as the only site that accepts all household waste in Renfrewshire, causing traffic chaos and an increase in flytipping.
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:
"I’m delighted that Renfrewshire Council has finally seen sense and has reversed their decision to downgrade the amenity sites in Johnstone, Renfrew, Erskine and Linwood.”
“The badly thought out changes led to increased flytipping across Renfrewshire and long queues at the Underwood Road facility in Paisley.”
“I challenged the Council leader Mark MacMillan to consult with the public on the changes and now the Council have overturned their decision following complaints from local residents. The Council clearly didn’t evaluate what the impact of the downgrading would be, but nevertheless I’m glad they have performed a U-turn and decided to listen to the people of Renfrewshire."