Councillor Alastair Majury on Stirling Council First Local Authority Not To Maintain Bishops Walk
As part of Dunblane’s Streetscape phase 2 engagement process, facilitated by Stirling Council, which took place in October and November 2017, lighting and surface improvements to the Bishop’s Walk achieved over 80% support from the local community. However, as Stirling Council doesn’t believe it has responsibility for maintaining, although they are unable to locate any documentation as to who a current private owner of the path would be, the condition of the path continues to worsen.
The Environment & Housing Committee has previously heard a petition supported by local Councillor Alastair Majury, that asked for the council’s help to improve the surface and lighting of Bishop Walk. The Conservatives on the committee submitted a motion that asked for officers to bring forward the costs of potential works for the information of third parties. However, the SNP, Green, and Labour Councillors on the committee didn’t support this motion. Although, the SNP’s Keith Brown MSP is subsequently also supporting the efforts of the principle petitioner.
An FOI by Councillor Alastair Majury has revealed that the Dunblane Town Council one of the predecessors to the current local authority took responsibility for maintaining the path, dating back to at least 1901. A number of residents have also reported that Central Regional Council maintained the path up until the mid-90s.
Stirling Council has previously been confused about what assets are theirs, with an example of a Bridge of Allan streetlight which Stirling Council initially said that as the streetlight is on private land and wasn’t showing as an adopted streetlight the resident was advised that this was the responsibility of the residents to maintain. However, Councillor Alastair Majury spotted that the streetlight had a Central Regional Council Clarence reference number, and after 22 years it was adopted by Stirling Council after previously being adopted by Central Regional Council.
Whilst the Abbotsford property was run as a residential care home by both Central Regional Council and Stirling Council in the mistaken belief it had transferred to them when it had been vested with Perth and Kinross Council.
Local Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“Local authorities have taken responsibility for maintaining the public path known as Bishops Walk for over 90 years since at least 1901, by Dunblane Town Council through to Central Regional Council. It seems that the path wasn’t properly transferred across, as I’ve seen previously in Bridge of Allan. Common sense prevailed two years ago, and the council accepted responsibility after 22 years, perhaps after 24 years common sense will finally prevail and Stirling Council will continue to maintain the path as Central Regional Council, and the Dunblane Town Council did for over 90 years previously.”
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. 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.
Alastair Majury, is also a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.
For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.
As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.
What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.
Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.