A SURVEY has found that a “large number” of people living within a new housing development in Newton Mearns have experienced anti-social behaviour issues.

It comes after Eastwood MSP Jackson Carlaw delivered a questionnaire to households in Maidenhill to find out residents' experiences on a range of local issues.

One of the questions in the survey asked locals if they have experienced any issues with anti-social behaviour.

In total, 80 (68%) residents out of 118 said they have, 36 (30%) said they haven’t, and two (2%) don’t know if they have.

The survey comes following an incident where the school and nursery grounds in the area were set on fire - for the second time.

Barrhead News: Jackson Carlaw MSPJackson Carlaw MSP (Image: Supplied)

We previously reported emergency service crews raced to Maidenhill Primary School following a recent alleged fire-raising incident on Wednesday, July 19.

Cops said they were alerted to the blaze which involved a shed being set alight.

Following it, two male youths, aged 14 and 15 were charged in connection with the incident.

Upon learning about the fire, Mr Carlaw contacted local police to ask that they take the “strongest possible” approach to tackling anti-social behaviour.

The MSP says officers advised that specialist resources had been secured from the Violence and Reduction Unit to help target the issue.

Jackson Carlaw MSP said: “The results of my survey demonstrate that a significant number of people at Maidenhilll have experienced anti-social behaviour, and this is a cause of major concern.

“Maidenhill is a fantastic development, and I am dismayed at the ongoing reports of shameful anti-social incidents.

“The school and nursery site has now been targeted on two recent occasions and there can be no place for mindless vandalism in local communities.

“From constituents who have contacted me directly, it is clear that the continuing anti-social behaviour is terrifying residents including young families and the reported incidents are nothing short of a disgrace.

“It is important that there is a tough approach towards tackling the anti-social behaviour and to ensure local people can feel safe at home in Maidenhill.”