A MEMBER of a community group has hit out after Cambuslang Park was damaged by a motorcyclist.
Anne Flannigan, the treasurer of Friends of Cambuslang Park, was out walking with her daughter Elaine Couplan earlier this month when she noticed a man roaring around the grass, causing damage.
She said: “We were walking through the park and this guy started going across all the grass with his motorbike. I signalled to him and told that he couldn’t do that.
“It was on the grassy bits and leaving a really visible mark. He seemed to think he had permission but he didn’t have it from the right person. I know for a fact you can’t ride through the park.
“You can’t just leave a mess like that, there were quite a few tracks. I’m sure it would have been worse if he carried on though and no one had said anything to him. To be fair, he was quite apologetic. I think he genuinely just didn’t know. With kids running around and using the park as well, it’s not very safe. Hopefully no one else will do that.”
A South Lanarkshire Council spokesperson said: “Under our normal public park management rules motorcyclists are not permitted to use the park in this way. The Land Reform (Scotland ) Act 2003, which grants public rights of access to land such as parks, excludes motorised vehicles, with the exception of certain vehicles used by a person with a disability. In some circumstances this conduct may also amount to a breach of the peace. Should anyone witness such conduct, we would encourage them to report the matter to the council and/or the police.”