I will now be speaking with the Leisure and Communities Department about portable goalposts that could be stored in the nearby Mitchell Street Centre.
I am pleased with the positive response from the City Council as many residents in the area have raised this matter.
I have also had a chat with the community policeman about the area and we both feel that it wouldn’t take much to undertake some repair to the surface to make it useable for football and with some white markings, a reasonable football area could be created. A couple of portable goalposts could be stored when not in use in the nearby Mitchell Street Centre.
On another matter, the Blackness Area Residents’ Association has been calling for a better bus bay in Blackness Avenue (on the north side half way down) so the bus can get properly beside the pavement – this is helpful for the mainly elderly passengers who alight there. I have been in discussion with the City Council about this and am pleased to say that the improved bay has now been painted.