Murdo Fraser MSP has praised the Conservative-run Perth and Kinross Council for taking action to repair pavements and roads in the Bridgend and Gannochy areas of Perth.
The politician, who represents the Mid Scotland and Fife region for the Scottish Conservatives, has received a written response from Karen Reid, Chief Executive of Perth and Kinross Council, in which she addresses concerns raised by constituents of Mr Fraser.
Mr Fraser has welcomed the announcement that some work has already taken place regarding these issues.
Commenting, he said: “This is an issue that a lot of local residents have raised with me. Karen Reid, the Council’s Chief Executive, has written to me to say that the footway in Main Street, Bridgend, outside the Co-Operative shop has been resurfaced and is in a serviceable condition, with no safety defects or trip hazards.
“She has also stated that the Council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership will continue to keep Main Street in a safe condition through their programme of routine safety inspections and repair work.”
Mr Fraser is also pleased that work will also take place in the Gannochy area of Perth but notes this will have to wait until housing development works have been completed.
He added: “Ms Reid has also outlined how Gannochy Road in Perth is being considered for resurfacing works but has pointed out that these can’t go ahead until the ongoing adjacent housing development works are finished.
“She states that carrying out the resurfacing work any earlier would result in additional damage being caused by construction traffic associated with the housing development site. And Ms Reid has also confirmed that new works to existing utility plant within Gannochy Road will have to be completed before resurfacing works are considered.
“However, she has said the Council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership will continue to keep Gannochy Road in a safe serviceable condition through their programme of routine safety inspections and repair work in the meantime.
“I very much welcome all these measures and the prompt response from the Council’s Chief Executive. She has underlined how the local authority’s roads team will continue to inspect Bridgend and Gannochy on a regular basis and carry out any safety repair work that may be needed.
“This should allay concerns that were raised by many local residents.”