Area at Pennycook Lane/Ford’s Lane tidied

Some time ago, I asked the City Council to tidy the overgrown, litter-strewn area at the top of Ford’s Lane, south of the Pennycook Lane car park.     I am pleased to say it has since been nicely tidied – see below :

 

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Getting things done – Ford’s Lane

Residents, including members of the Sinderins and Pennycook Courts Residents’ Association, have pointed out to me that the foliage from the trees to the sides of Ford’s Lane is now very overgrown – see right.
 
Given this is right above the public footway, the extent of the foliage makes the footpath at this location extremely dark at night.
 
I have therefore asked the City Council to take steps to have it trimmed back.   

Phone Boxes, Litter again and Pennycook Lane

You’ll recall that last month I raised concerns with BT about the condition of the phone box in Milnbank Road (see http://frasermacpherson.blogspot.com/2006/09/fords-lane-good-news-telephone-box.html) – I have e-mailed them again about this and at the same time have raised residents’ concerns about the graffiti on the phone box in Magdalen Place – see below.
The Courier contacted me earlier in the week about the litter issue in Perth Road (see http://frasermacpherson.blogspot.com/2006/10/litter-in-perth-road.html) – and note the issue is reported in today’s edition.
Lastly, following residents’ concerns about the lack of a handrail in Pennycook Lane (east side next to sheltered housing) I have raised this with the City Council’s Planning & Transportation Department. Following my request, a similar handrail in nearby Ford’s Lane has been welcomed by residents and a handrail in Pennycook Lane would make a difference in the icy weather.