ROADS bosses are to review 'road closed' signs in Selkirk following complaints from frustrated recyclers.

Ongoing demolition work of the former Co-op has led to part of Chappel Street being shut.

And the only town-centre recycling depot in the nearby Sainsbury's car park has been declared out of bounds.

But access is still available to both Chapel Street and the car park from Hallidays Park and Ettrick Terrace.

Sue Cook aired her anger at this week's Community Council meeting about the closure of the bottle and textiles banks.

She said: "The recycling banks at Sainsbury's are full and have been caged off since the road was closed.

"Is this going to be the situation for the whole nine months that the road is closed?"

Apart from the Sainsbury's recycling centre, similar banks are available at the town's rugby club, around a mile away, and also during office hours at the Riverside recycling centre, which is a similar distance from the town centre.

Ms Cook added: "It is a long walk to the recycling centre with a bag of bottles."

Scottish Borders Council undertook a road closure order at the start of November to allow for the corner site demolition to take place.

It is expected to remain in place until July or August as the site is redeveloped.

But the signage at Ettrick Terrace doesn't indicate that local access, including to the car park, is available during the closure.

Community Council chairman Alistair Pattullo said: "The signage is wrong - it should say there is local access and also that the supermarket car park is open."

Selkirkshire councillor Gordon Edgar vowed to have the signage reviewed and also have the recycling banks emptied and made available.

He said: "Recycling is very important and I will take this up with officers.

"There is a way in and out of the car park so we will also have the signs reassessed and corrected where necessary."