Marchfield Road – decent pavements at last!

Last month, I was pleased to confirm that,  in adon to the upgrading and adoption of the Marchfield Crescent pavements recently, Marchfield Road’s footpath would be similarly upgraded – and I am pleased to see this has now commenced – see above.   I am  also pleased that the nearby Marchfield Terrace will have its pavements improved in the 2012/13 financial year.
It was through my insistence that the City Council increased its funding on unadopted pavements two and a half fold to £500 000 a year.   It is making a real difference to poorly conditioned pavements in the West End and I will continue to campaign for improved pavements across the West End.
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Getting things done … More progress on unadopted pavements

Last month, I welcomed the news that the the unadopted pavements in Marchfield Crescent were being upgraded to a good standard.   The City Engineer has confirmed to me that similar improvements for Marchfield Road are imminent (has similar priority in the Unadopted Footways Programme).



I also recently asked about the situation in nearby Marchfield Terrace on behalf of residents and am pleased to say that the City Council has advised:


“Marchfield Terrace has been reassessed at 21 points which is likely to mean it will have enough points to be included in the 2012/13 upgrade and adoption programme once the annual list review is completed in the coming weeks.”


Back in 2007, I insisted that the City Council increase its funding on unadopted pavements two and a half fold to £500 000 a year.   This was agreed and is making a real difference to poorly conditioned pavements in the West End.

Wednesday …

Today, a couple of site visits – the first with residents of Thomson Street together with Scottish Water and City Council representatives to investigate a bad smell from drains on the roadway – the second with the Police, City Council representatives and fellow councillors to look at vehicle access problems in the Pentland Crescent/Avenue/Saggar Street area (see photo right). In the latter case, the significant problem is access along Pentland Crescent for fire engines in emergency situations and we discussed possible solutions.

I have now had an update from the City Council on the pothole complaint I raised about the corner of Shaftesbury Road and Rockfield Street as follows :

“The area inspector for the Shaftesbury Road/ Rockfield Street area has now raised an order for the filling of a pothole at the junction mentioned above and the timescale for repair is twenty eight days.”

On another note, I am very pleased to report that, following new recruitment, the school crossing patroller I had requested for Harris Academy and Blackness Primary School pupils for Blackness Road at the Kelso steps is this week in post – a great result.

Lastly, I was saddened to learn about the death of Mr John Anderson of Marchfield Terrace. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.