A number of Dunblane residents have raised concerns about the state of the B8033 road in Dunblane from Marks & Spencer to the Keir roundabout. Although this road has benefitted from temporary repairs thanks to local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury highlighting the need for repairs the overall state of the road is in a very poor condition.
Stirling Council agrees that the condition of the B8033 is a cause for concern, although unlike some other roads in the Dunblane and Bridge of Allan ward this will not benefit from the additional £750,000 secured by the Conservative group’s motion for substantive repairs to the road network.
As the B8033 will require a six-figure sum to adequately repair the road means that this can’t be funded from the revenue budget which has been reduced and is generally used for reactive and cyclic repairs, with only a small sum available for substantive footway and carriageway works. The council indicates that the earliest substantive repairs could be made is in the 2019/20 financial year, and will continue to mark temporary repairs that the council admits are unsightly and can result in an uneven finish. However as reported in the Observer (on 2ndMay) the council has received an additional £240,000 and local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury has requested that officers consider using some of this additional money to effect repairs as soon as possible.
Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“The state of the B8033 particularly outside of Marks & Spencer is completely unacceptable, and whilst I was disappointed that this hasn’t benefitted from the additional £750k, I have asked officers to consider repairing this road using some of the additional funds that are now available.”
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.