Sunday, 18 October 2009

Pennycook Lane Update

As a follow-up to my article on 7th October about the work needed to tidy up overgrown bushes and trees in Pennycook Lane (see or click on the headline above to view), the City Development Department of the City Council has now advised me that although my request that the work is carried out on a Sunday is not possible because of the work patterns of the contractor and cost involved, steps have been taken to minimise inconvenience to residents and other users of the car park.

The work will happen on Friday 30th October, and I have been assured of an early start - as the officer who updated me makes clear:

"It is therefore likely that an increasing number of cars will be allowed to enter the car park as the day goes on and it is possible that the car park will not be closed for the entire duration of the school and / or business hours (6pm is a conservative estimate)."

He adds:

"I have arranged for (a notice) to be placed on the lamp-posts surrounding the car park and for 2 big notice boards to be placed at the car park entrance and in the car park, advising the public of the closure. These notices will be in place next week.

I will also email the attached notice to Blackness Primary School ... and arrange for more notices to be distributed to the local shops next week."

Here's the Public Notice referred to above :




As from 6pm on Thursday 29th October 2009 this car park will be closed to the public in order to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out.

The car park will reopen to the public at 6pm on Friday 30th October 2009.

The Council are aware that this may cause some temporary inconvenience to the car parks users, but it is necessary for the work to be carried out. The Council will be working effectively and efficiently in order to complete the work in the most effective time possible.

We apologise for any temporary inconvenience that will be caused by the closure of the car park