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Anger mounts on Bute over Ardbeg Point works

George Leslie Ltd had promised to reinstate the recreational land at Ardbeg Point to its original condition by mid-May - but nearby residents are unhappy that the work is still not complete.

George Leslie Ltd had promised to reinstate the recreational land at Ardbeg Point to its original condition by mid-May - but nearby residents are unhappy that the work is still not complete.

 

Anger is mounting in Ardbeg over the ‘reinstatement’ of the recreational land at Ardbeg Point - with one Bute councillor stating this week that the community had been “conned” by the company responsible for the work.

Civil engineering contractors George Leslie pledged to complete the reinstatement of the area, which the company had used as a work site, to its original condition by mid-May.

But the half-finished work came in for some stinging criticism at Bute Community Council this week, when it was pointed out that although some drainage work had been carried out at the site, there was no sign of any top soil being laid.

Local councillor Robert Macintyre told BCC’s monthly meeting: “I think we’ve been conned by George Leslie. If they don’t put down top soil they won’t get any grass on the site.”

We contacted George Leslie Ltd to ask about the situation but had not heard back from the company’s contract manager, Mark Gallagher, by the time this article was published.

The Ardbeg Point site was used by George Leslie Ltd on a Scottish Water contract to connect homes in Ardbeg and Port Bannatyne to the Rothesay sewerage network in 2011.

* More on this story in the May 30 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.

 

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