Rubbish bins make mess

Campbeltown Old Quay litter bin.

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In 2015 to much fanfare from Argyll and Bute council the new marina pontoons were opened, it is a shame the nearest street litter bin was not made seagull proof.

On Wednesday morning food waste, wine bottles, a sunscreen package and even a juice cartoon named Escape, were strewn across the pavement at the entrance to the old quay. It is hard to be certain but it certainly looked like it was from a yacht.

It is not the crew’s fault, but with the knowledge that visitors will sail into Campbeltown and want to deposit waste, perhaps this bin should be replaced, so the scavenging seagulls do not gain a free meal.

Recently Campbeltown Community Council as part of its £12,000 Esplanade improvement plan, funded with Tesco Bags of Help money, has bought one seagull proof bin.

Council tax should pay for street bins and the charity money could have been spent on another bench or information board.

At the community council meeting, on Tuesday, it was also revealed that the tidiness of Dalintober pier and the areas round the foreshore are the harbour master’s responsibility.