Council to clear Craigyhill bonfire waste ‘by tomorrow morning’

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The council says it will fully clear bonfire debris and waste material from the Craigyhill bonfire site by tomorrow morning (Wednesday August 3).

The move came after Coast Road Councillor Angela Smyth contacted the local authority to voice the concerns of “numerous residents” over the state of the green at Cairngorm Drive.

“I believe that there is a mixture of detritus from the eleventh night bonfire and newer material there which I think has been illegally dumped,” Cllr Smyth told the Times.

“When I visited the site on Monday (August 1) there were mattresses, glass, a lot of rubble and muck dumped there.

“This mound of rubbish is quite close to the back of the shops and car park.

“This is hazardous material; when I pulled into the car park there were a few spaces where you couldn’t park due to glass and the whole area needed to be brushed.”

A council spokesperson told the Times today that work to clear the site was now underway and would be “fully completed tomorrow morning” (Wednesday August 3).

He said that the site had not been cleared sooner as the material had been “too hot.”