A kids' playpark which has become overgrown is now impacting on people's property in a Largs housing estate - with concerned residents contacting the News in a plea for something to be done.

Repeated concerns raised by residents Donald Love and Kathleen Delaney to North Ayrshire Council, starting last year, have so far gone unheeded, and they have now turned to the News in the hope of getting the matter resolved.

One of the key problems is that the rear boundary fence to their Stakehill property now needs replacing, but the backyard "jungle" means that the residents are placed in an "impossibe position" and urgently need the matter resolved.

Donald and Kathleen both wrote to the News to outline their concerns, and said: "I read an article in the Largs and Millport News in July about unmaintained council land impacting on a resident's property.

"I have a property in Stakehill in Largs and have the same problem on a much grander scale.

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"I contacted North Ayrshire Council last year and requested they maintain their plot of land at the rear of my garden - it impacts on probably ten other properties.

"However, nothing was done.

"I have been in contact with them again this year for the last three months and once again nothing has been attended to.

"My problem is I need to replace my rear boundary fence and cannot replace it as the jungle is up against my fence and has encroached through it.

"If I replace my fence then it too will get damaged.

"The council plot of land was historically a kids' play area."

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “We apologise for the delay in attending to this and will look to clear the growth back to the fence line in the next couple of weeks.”