CAMPAIGNERS in Larkfield have today called on housing bosses to ‘get a move on’ with the demolition of the Cumberland Walk eyesore.

After 10 years of waiting it looks like the end is near for the former rundown row of shops.

River Clyde Homes, who own the building, have told community councillors that the final plans are now being put in place.

But local residents are sick of the sight of it and want things to move much more quickly.

Stephen Regan, of Larkfield Braeside and Branchton Community Council, said: “This is all very frustrating for us because we have been trying to get them to do something with Cumberland Walk for 10 years.

“We hoped that it would be demolished by now but there seem to be complications with getting the services turned off. 

“We warned them that would be a problem in August last year.

“It has been on the the agenda of every community council meeting I have ever been to.

“But we were pleased to get word from River Clyde Homes that they are dealing with getting services disconnected.”

The housing association have also indicated that other issues like having asbestos removed are in hand.

The last tenants of the doomed block, AC Still Pharmacy and a Chinese takeaway, moved out in September last year, paving the way for it to come down.

Community councillor Stephen added: “It would be great if it could be taken over commercially.

“But we would be pleased with anything, even green space.

“We just want that building away.”

Family-owned AC Still, who were in Cumberland Walk for 40 years, are investing in a new £500,000 health and retail development in Burns Square.

They are planning a 166-sq metre pharmacy with a dental surgery, shop and 17 car parking spaces at the former Elizabeth Martin Clinic.

Stephen added: “It is a big investment in the area.

“I think it is great to see improvements like this.”