A KILBARCHAN man has slammed council chiefs after waiting months for them to tackle dodgy drains which lead to flooding.

David Tourish, of Langside Drive, said he has been complaining to Renfrewshire Council since workers resurfaced his road last October, leaving drains misaligned.

This has meant water has been bypassing the drains and collecting at the bottom of the road, near his home.

Mr Tourish has also highlighted problems with potholes in neighbouring Langside Park, as well as overgrown vegetation and uneven pavements in Station Road.

He said: “The council resurfaced Langside Drive back in October but now the drains don’t line up correctly.

“Water runs down the road and into the bottom corner where my house is.

“I was told initially someone would call me on June 14 but still no-one has been out to look at this.

“It is also odd they chose to resurface Langside Drive when Langside Park is in a much worse condition. You can see the surface is broken and there are potholes.

“What’s more, there is overgrown vegetation, uneven pavements and more potholes in Station Road.

“I have been disappointed with the one-way dialogue which has been going on for months.”

Easwald Bank, Kilbarchan Road, Locher Road and Kibbleston Road are the only roads in the village to feature in a planned programme of road repairs the council set out as part of its record investment to tackle the pothole epidemic.

The council also announced there would be a focus on cleaning gullies as part of the Team Up to Clean Up initiative, increasing the number of machines and crews on the road.

A spokesperson for Renfrewshire Council said: “We’re aware of an issue with a gully on Langside Drive and this will be addressed as part of our ongoing work to improve gullies across Renfrewshire.

“A full assessment on the vegetation on Station Road is due to be carried out and we will work with the land owner should there be an identified issue.

“An extensive examination of the network has allowed the roads most in need of repair to be prioritised, which will ensure a recognisable and long-lasting benefit to the quality of our roads. We will monitor the road at Langside Park and carry out any repairs which are identified.”