New figures show that streets across Edinburgh are dirtier and more littered than four years ago, with North East Edinburgh suffering the most. Amongst the City’s worst areas include the Edinburgh Council Leader’s own ward of Leith.
Responding to new figures obtained by the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Leith Walk lead campaigner Jack Caldwell said;
"Residents across Leith, Broughton, Pilrig and Hillside have been banging our heads against the wall about overflowing bins causing litter. It's now reflected in the stats!
"We simply need more environmental wardens & more recycling bins."
Lib Dem Transport and Environment spokesperson Kevin Lang said;
"When the coalition was formed four years ago, residents were promised cleaner streets. Rather than things getting better, SNP and Labour councillors have allowed the situation to get worse. Even in the Council Leader’s own area of Leith, street cleanliness has plummeted over the last four years.
“It is another example of failure by Edinburgh Council on one of the most basic services people pay their council tax for. The situation needs turned around urgently with more bins for people to use and improved street cleaning.”