An Inverness councillor has lodged a formal complaint with Highland Council over the lack of action to clear up unsightly rubbish bins in the city centre.
Donnie Kerr has been campaigning for a solution to the problem of large numbers of huge wheelie bins on the streets of Inverness for several years.
He is frustrated that millions was spent on the streetscape scheme to revamp the city centre only for it to be blighted by rubbish.
Mr Kerr said that the council has had enough time to sort out the issue.
He said: “I wish to lodge a formal complaint about the lack of action by Highland Council in relation to the various sites within Inverness city centre where bins are being left out on the pavement causing obstruction to pedestrians.
“All the locations of this problem have been previously identified to Highland Council staff and to date, apart from a series of increasingly more pathetic excuses why these matters have not been resolved, there has been little or no action by way of enforcement by either our cleansing service or our transport service in regard to obstruction of a public footpath. This is simply not good enough.
“It is now some time since I raised this issue and requested a meeting with both cleansing and traffic staff and still no one has got back to me with a date.”
No one from Highland Council was available for comment yesterday.
However in March this year, the local authority and Inverness Business Improvement District agreed to fund a graduate intern to investigate the problem.
It is not known whether a graduate has been appointed to the task.