THE former site of a school in Drumchapel has become a hotbed for fly-tipping.

Summerhill Primary was destroyed in 2002 after a fire ripped through the building.

It was eventually demolished in September of that year, with the land lying derelict ever since.

Clydebank Post: The waste ground, which is owned by Glasgow City Council (GCC), is currently littered with fly-tipping.

Andy Lynch, chair of Drumchapel Community Council, insists the problem has been getting progressively worse over the last five years.

He said: "This is a great community but the current issue is blighting it.

"It seems to be that whoever is dumping the rubbish is doing so at night.

Clydebank Post: "No one has been able to catch those who are fly-tipping so far.

"I have complained several times about this issue but GCC is yet to do anything to resolve it.

"It makes it look like people do not care about their community even though that could not be further from the truth."

Andy also revealed that he, along with two other community council members and someone representing GCC's Neighbourhood and Regeneration Services for Cleansing, took a tour of Drumchapel last month.

He claims the fly-tipping issue was highlighted to the council but still remains a problem.

Clydebank Post: A Glasgow City Council spokesperson said: "This site is not included in our maintenance programme, but we are aware of fly-tipping at this location.

“Fly-tipping at this location has previously been addressed through our Citymakers programme and services will respond appropriately again.

“Fly-tipping is an environmental crime that causes upset in communities and those responsible are liable for prosecution.

“Anyone with any information on those responsible for fly-tipping at this site should contact our Environmental Health team, who will pursue enforcement action.

Clydebank Post: “Our waste centres are open seven days a week for householders to dispose of a full range of waste and we can uplift bulky waste for as little as £5 per item."