THE courts dish out community payback orders like confetti but my friends would like to know what do they actually do?

If you look around most of our city’s estates/streets from the East End to the West End it’s a pit.

Strewn rubbish from mattresses, fridges, cookers, couches and broken bottles, as well as fast food wrappers and old abandoned cars to caravans.

Fairley Street at Ibrox is an example of how dirty this city is, yet we all pay council tax and Glasgow City Council employs enforcement wardens who are there to put tickets on cars that are parked illegally and abandoned, and also street wardens to enforce the law under the Litter Act as sweepers to patrol and clean our streets so our walking environment is safe for all ages and ones with disabilities.

However, as it stands it is a nightmare with vermin as well as dog fouling.

It’s getting hard to navigate around this problem on our city streets but where are they, just like the offenders, supposed to be doing community service.

This is a mystery to me, surely they can’t be all at the Hiding Seek Championship. If they are tell them the game’s a bogie.

So time to get tough and all do what you are well paid for, and the ones who are sentenced to payback orders to do work in the local areas to brighten up our communities, or do we need another COP26 before this happens?

This is from someone who cares about the community and this should be on everyone’s manifesto in the up and coming election as well as eradicating poverty.

Stephen Johnstone

THE closure of Corkerhill Road is causing chaos in the area.

I believe there are another five weeks to wait until this busy road is re-opened again.

I left nearly an hour early to get to work on time last week and was still late due to the long delays on the surrounding roads.

The cycle and bus lanes on some of the nearby roads are certainly not helping either due to only one lane being available for the hundreds of cars.

R McGonigle

GLASGOW has far too many cars in the city centre, it is detrimental for Scotland’s air pollution.

There is too much space allocated to vehicles which could be replaced with greener alternatives like trams, cycle lanes and pedestrian areas.

The council should invest less in car infrastructure and instead focus on different forms of transport across the city.

We should be doing more to play our part in tackling climate change.

Peter Dulvieny