A FURIOUS councillor has accused Glasgow City Council of “encouraging fly-tipping” after a pile of junk was dumped on a Haghill street.

Councillor Elaine McDougall was “shocked and angered” when she discovered a mass of tar-like and gravel substance had been ditched on Appin Road - just weeks after it was previously cleared of household waste.

However, the politician’s rage continued to grow when she discovered it was, in fact, a sub-contractor of the local authority who had left the mess as a temporary “storage” method.

Cllr McDougall said: “I think it’s a disgrace. Basically, the council is encouraging people to fly tip.

“Why pick this ward? We’re trying to stop this from happening and they’re encouraging this.

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“Whether they’re clearing it up or not, it’s ridiculous. This is a failure.”

The councillor advocated for concrete bollards to be erected near the flytipping hotspot, in a bid to stop the crime from occurring.

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However, she says, they weren’t enough to keep out this load.

Cllr McDougall has called for the mess to be cleared up as a matter of priority and for the council to ensure the issue does not crop up again.

A spokeswoman for the council said: “All the materials stored during recent works by one of our contractors at this location have been moved and an inspection of the site carried out by council officers yesterday.

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“The construction materials were part of resurfacing works on nearby Todd Street and the contractor has been reminded that without prior permission, should be stored within their works area.”