Stirling Council has completed repairs to the well-used steps between Kinnoull Avenue and Wallace Road in Dunblane. The steps had been allowed to deteriorate to a dangerous condition where they were wobbly and has caused falls.
This is an important path used by school pupils and other local residents, as this is an important public path that encourages pupils to utilise active travel when going to either the primary school or the high school.
After Alastair Majury local Conservative Councillor for Dunblane and Bridge of Allan contact the council to alert them to the issue, they quickly assessed the situation and agreed that the steps were dangerous and close the footpath, repairs were commenced but the winter weather including low overnight temperatures meant that the repairs could not be finalised until earlier this month. The council has made this route safe by pointing up all of the gaps between the steps to prevent them moving, and reduce the tripping hazard, however they have assessed that approximately 9 steps will still need to be replaced as they are in such a poor condition and beyond repair. Council officers will see if they can consider this as part of the council’s programme for 2018–19.
Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“Although the path has been closed for nearly 5 months, I am sure that residents understand that given the wintry conditions they understand that the route has been repaired and re-opened as quickly as possible by the council.”
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair 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.