Wednesday, 9 June 2010

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.