A CONCERNED resident has hit out over the lack of maintenance at the Musselburgh housing estate where he has lived all his life.

Rail worker David Cairns, 54, claimed that the area around his home on Lewisvale Avenue was badly in need of a revamp after being “ignored” by East Lothian Council over the last few years.

He highlighted broken pavements, paths and walls, as well as weeds and problems with dog fouling. He said rubbish was being dumped in bushes.

Mr Cairns said that the council put down weedkiller once or twice a year which “did not combat the problem”.

He said: “Apart from going around my property with my own weedkiller and also picking up litter, this is a huge problem in this area and it’s really not getting any better.”

He added: “Grass cuttings in the main communal areas are just reseeding and causing more mess too.

“I’ve lived here all my life – the area used to be well maintained – people loved it and it was spotless.

“Over the last few years, the council has totally ignored it.”

Mr Cairns said that other residents in the area shared his views.

An East Lothian Council spokesperson said: “Our teams work hard to carry out maintenance to the highest possible standards.

“We note the comments that have been made and will take a look at this as part of our routine ongoing work.”