Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Balgay Stakeholders' Walkabout

Earlier this evening, I attended a walkabout round Greater Balgay by the Balgay Stakeholders' Group, which brings together local councillors, council parks/Neighbourhood Services staff and representatives from the Friends of Balgay - to look at issues related to Balgay Park and its surrounds.

We had a very useful walk round Greater Balgay, and discussed proposals for improvements in the forthcoming year or so which include :

Improved directional and road safety/vehicle speed limit signage
Removal of the unused bowling green at Lochee Park to incorporate it into the main park (but maintaining the remaining bowling green)
A welcome new overspill car park in Lochee Park and the lining of the main car park into bays
Repair of the Serpentine steps in Balgay
Significant upgrade and improvement to the Victoria Park tennis courts, hopefully taking place this summer
Upgrade to the playpark in Victoria Park 
Ask Community Payback to repaint the railings at the bandstand – see right
Look at ways of improving areas like some of the hedgerows
Some alteration to the Rose Garden to maintain its lovely appearance but improve its grass cutting regime
Some solar lighting on paths
Upgrading of Balgay Cemetery paths

These are very positive developments and I will continue to keep residents advised of progress.