Sunday, January 24, 2016

Lighting on path - Logie Street to Tullideph Street/Place

Residents in the Tullideph area recently raised with me the poor lighting on the pathway from Logie Street to the Tullideph Street/Place junction.   This is a very well-used path as it provides the main route on foot from Tullideph to catching a bus on Logie Street.   Many of the path users are elderly, living in the Tullideph Sheltered Housing.

I contacted the council's Street Lighting Partnership Manager about the lighting situation and she sent me a very helpful response as follows :

"I have had a look at the path in question and can understand the concerns that have been raised.  I will add a small capital scheme for additional lighting into next years programme.   Unfortunately we are fully committed both in terms of finance and workload for the current financial year.

In the meantime, may I suggest that the tree in the middle of the path be cut back? this may help to make the path a little more visible."

On the overgrown tree aspect, the Assistant Forestry Officer has also responded positively :

"I have inspected the mature maple tree next to the footway leading to Logie Street.    I will arrange to crown lift, crown balance, crown thin and prune this tree ... I will include this work in our current winter schedule and the works will be completed prior to any street lighting improvement works."