Alastair Majury on Collapsed Wall Needs Legal Action

Alastair Majury is calling for action

A section of wall along the Perth Rd that has been in a collapsed and dangerous state for two years will likely require the council to pursue legal action to rectify the situation. Council officers have recently visited the site and have ensured that the Traffic Management team erect appropriate signage advising people that the footway is closed next to this wall. They have also provided highly coloured barriers secured to the existing pedestrian barriers at this location.The footway will need to remain closed until the wall is repaired.

The council are unable to simply knock this wall down as it would leave the council exposed legally and rate payers would then likely face a bill to pay for a replacement wall. Repairing this type of wall requires experienced stone masons and would be unsuitable for the Community Payback labour.

Defective boundary walls are located next to many of Stirling’s roads and footways and the council deal with numerous landowners to resolve these issues. Generally, the landowners will repair defective walls when issues of safety are highlighted to them. However it is believed but not confirmed that the owner of this wall is considered to be bankrupt and no longer in the UK.

Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:

“Given the exceptional circumstances surrounding this wall and residents have already had to put up with the condition for this wall for years, I call on council officers to pursue a legal option as quickly as possible that minimise the cost to rate payers but allow the public footway to be accessible again.”

Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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