Glasgow's cleansing services are severely underfunded and every passing year brings new cuts. Overflowing bins, rampant fly tipping and a booming rat population are now common sights across our city. Residents and cleansing workers alike face unsanitary and even hazardous conditions in their streets and backcourts. When pressed for answers on the city's waste crisis, council leader Susan Aitken recently responded that Glasgow merely has "problematic patches" which need a "spruce up" in advance of COP26.
Living Rent members in Govanhill, Govan, Partick and Dennistoun are uniting with the city's cleansing workers to say ENOUGH is ENOUGH. No more quick fixes. No more half measures. The city needs investment. As COP26 is set to put a global spotlight on Glasgow this November, residents and council workers will be taking action to hold Susan Aitken's administration to account.
On Saturday 23rd October residents and cleansing workers will collect rubbish from different streets and backcourts in Govanhill, Govan, Partick and Dennistoun. Those action teams will descend on Glasgow City Chambers for a city-wide rally (1pm) demanding investment, bringing with them the rubbish they collect as evidence of the council's neglect.
If you want to take part in the action locally in:
Dennistoun, contact Jack - [email protected]
Govan or Govanhill, contact George - [email protected]
Partick, contact Nick - [email protected]
**Meeting points and routes will be communicated closer to the date.**
** If you live elsewhere, join the city-wide rally at 1pm!**
** RSVP for this event so we can keep in touch and have an idea of numbers on the day **
If you have any questions or want to help mobilise for this day of action, get in touch with Sonja, [email protected]