Residents have highlighted to me that, following several trees being felled up Balgay Hill in recent months, the safety barriers have been left behind.
I have therefore raised this with the environment management team at the City Council who have advised as follows :
"The fencing was put in place as a safety measure because of the damage to the footpaths by the windblown Corsican Pine trees. As the trees were blown parts of the path had lifted causing a safety issue and the fences were put in place to prevent direct access.
I can only assume the fence had fallen or had been pushed over.
I am led to believe that heavy plant machinery will be on site this week to rectify the footpath. In the short term I will request that staff reposition the fence."