I have welcomed news that, as part of the Unadopted Footways Upgrade Programme, a number of streets in the West End area will be brought up to good standard and adopted by the City Council over the next year.
These include Arnhall Drive, Ancrum Place, Grosvenor Road and Magdalen Place and one new upgraded pavement will also be provided for Whitefauld Road and Middlebank Crescent.
These improvements are to be welcomed and will see more of the very poor pavements in the West End finally brought up to standard. Back in 2007, I asked the council to improve funding to tackle this problem of really poor unadopted pavements and this was agreed – an increase from £200 000 per annum to £500 000 per annum. This has made a huge difference in terms of tackling the issue.
However, there are a number of important omissions in the West End in the 2013/14 list and I have queried this with the City Engineer.