There is an article in this weeks Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser about the potential closure of part of a public right of way (SM10) from Moffat View to Ballochney Road. Not the nicest of routes, it is covered in litter and debris, but rather than clean it up North Lanarkshire Council seem intent on closing it. Sadly this pattern is becoming the norm.
From the article it seems that the local Councillor is unaware that the path is a right of way. Scotways have been advised of the situation.