Plea to keep Mossend park tidy

Frank McNally at Hope Street Park
Frank McNally at Hope Street Park

Mossend and Holytown Councillor Frank McNally has made a plea to those using the new Hope Street park in Mossend to help keep it tidy.

With swelling numbers using the park, there has been a build-up of litter and on several occasions vandals have smashed bottles on the new running track.

North Lanarkshire Council have increased the number of bins in the park and more bins will be installed when the second phase of the works commences.

Council staff have also been out to remove litter, doug fouling and clear up broken glass.

Pupils from Holy Family have also carried out a litter pick.

Frank said: “More people have made use of the park in the last six weeks than probably have in the past decade, which really is terrific to see.

“It is important however that people put their rubbish in the bins provided, and that dog owners lift any dog foul

“I have spoken to council staff; the number of bins in the park has increased, and more will be installed during Phase 2 of the works.

“Staff are also lifting broken glass and dog foul.

“The park has been transformed and with the second phase of the works set to commence soon, it will be an excellent community asset for Mossend – I ask people not to spoil it by littering, or vandalising any area of the park.”