‘Unacceptable’ mess is left by contractors

The fall-out over insulation work being done in the Glendoune area of Girvan has continued this week.

Following the Gazette’s report two weeks ago about the depot site being used as a dumping ground, local councillor Alec Clark met with representatives from Osborne Energy last week near the Coalpots Road site.

Whilst on a flying visit to the site and to see the work carried out on the houses in the surrounding estates, managing director Ray Osborne confirmed his company’s commitment to sorting out the problems.

He said: “I’ve been assured this will be put right and this is completely unacceptable.

“There are codes of practice that have to be followed and they simply haven’t been.”

And in a follow-up call on Monday, Mr Osborne said that further meetings had taken place. We met with the main contractors, Insulation North East, and we’re now arranging to have the situation rectified, which it will be.

“They’ll speak with tenants and apologise.

“The situation is under control and we’re well on top of it.

“I should be able to give a further update next week.”

At the meeting on Tuesday, a member of South Ayrshire Council’s waste management team was also in attendance.

The representative said they would be contacting SEPA immediately to try and get the depot site shut down on health and safety grounds.

The skip on the site has not been changed since January and rubbish had also been allowed to blow over the area.