Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Riverside smell problem tackled

As reported in last night's "Evening Telegraph", I have raised numerous residents' complaints over the summer about the smell problem caused at time by the composting operation at the Riverside Civic Amenity site adjacent to Riverside Nature Park.

The problem appears to be particularly noticeable when windrows and turned as part of the composting operation and the wind changes direction.   Staff attempt to ensure the operation happens only when the wind is to the south, away from the residential housing along the western part of Perth Road and in adjacent streets like Riverside Place, Millbay Terrace & Gardens, Clovis Duveau Drive, Millhall Crescent, River Crescent and Newhall Gardens.

The Environment Director has most recently advised me :

"I have discussed this matter with staff and am reassured by the arrangements that are currently in place for managing this operation. I have asked that our corporate Health & Safety team review the existing arrangements and working practices to ensure that there are no further steps that could be usefully taken to improve the situation."

If any resident experiences further concerns about the smell problem in the area, do please contact me at fraser@frasermacpherson.org.uk or phone 459378 - many thanks.