Clyde News can reveal Glasgow City Council is spending £150,000 a year scrubbing chewing gum off our streets.

Councillor Paul Carey wants to get rid of gum in the city altogether.

Currently, people who spit chewing gum onto Glasgow's pavements face an on-the-spot fine of £50.

Our reporter Connor Gillies has this report from George Square:


A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: “Spitting out gum in the street is absolutely disgusting. If you would rather the council didn’t have to spend good money cleaning up gum and could invest it in your community instead; wait a few seconds and find a bin to put it in.

“Everyone knows they shouldn’t drop litter. If some people are so selfish that they don’t really care what impact they have on the people around them, the challenge for us all, not just the council, is to make sure we don’t tolerate that behaviour.”

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