ABANDONED rubbish in an East End housing estate has raised fears of possible rat infestation. 

Concerned locals in Ferness Road believe fly-tipping outside a disused home is proving a breeding ground for vermin. 

Families say they have raised the issue with developers Home Group, who are responsible for the properties, but have had no success in getting the rubbish cleared. 

Donna Wilson, 54, said: “I live just yards away from this and it is a disgrace. 

“We have raised the issue several times and nothing seems to be getting done about it.

“We are trying to do our best for everyone in the street.

“We are really concerned about rats in the area and some of my neighbours say they have seen them in the last few weeks. 

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“We usually do have trouble with field mice and this won’t help.

“This is right across the road from my family and it is not what we really want to look to.

“I am really concerned about the rats and what might happen to us.” 

Many properties in the Balornock street have been vacated as part of a £30 million transformation of the city’s housing estates. 

But, a number of families continue to live in Ferness Road and the surrounding areas. 

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Springburn/Robroyston councillor Martin McElroy said: “The selfish actions of a few are causing misery to dozens of local families and residents. 

“I would ask those people who are doing this, would you put up with this in your street? 

“Enforcement action is needed now to clean up the area.

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“My fear is that these problems are only going to get worse across the city. 

“The SNP’s budget in February introduced charges for bulk uplifts.

“All this will do is encourage more fly-tipping.”

A Glasgow City Council spokesperson said: “Fly-tipping is a blatant form of anti-social behaviour that undermines communities.

“Those responsible deserve to be thoroughly condemned and our environmental health staff will do what they can in this case to assist the property owner.

“However, the maintenance and upkeep of the site is ultimately the responsibility of the owner.” 

Home Group did not respond to a request for comment from the Glasgow Times.  

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