Yesterday, along with a representative from the Housing Department and a representative from the Environment Department, I took part in a walkabout around the Blackness/Corso/Abbotsford area.
The six-monthly walkabouts take place in a number of areas (Pentland and Logie are other examples) and are a useful way to look at local issues and problems and ensure these are taken up and resolved.
Here’s a couple of photos of matters discussed yesterday, which also including bins/cleansing issues and overgrown trees in the area.
|New improved street
lighting being installed
in the area
|Pavement trip hazard at Peddie Street/
Abbotsford Place junction reported
This years annual street tree survey will be carried out mid / late summer. All empty tree pits will be identified for potential replacement planting during this survey. My intention will be to replant in this tree pit and we will top dress with wood chip as a weed suppressant and reduce the trip hazard.
At present there are provisional plans to carry out tree pruning and felling works in Blackness Avenue and planting works will be carried out next planting season. In the short term prior to planting season I will arrange for the pit to be top dressed with wood chip.
|Eurobins in Peddie Street – I have raised the emptying schedule with the Environment Department|
|Tree bed in Blackness Avenue – now a muddy trip hazard since the removal of the tree – I have taken this up with the City Council|