Perth Road pavement

The condition of the footpath on the north side of Perth Road – between Hyndford Street and Rockfield Street – is in poor shape. As one resident wrote to me “what a mess, almost every slab is broken or sunk down.”

I have written to the City Council about this, calling for improvements.

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.