Vandal attack path gets revamp

craigdhu wedge path
craigdhu wedge path

RESURFACING work will be carried out on a path targeted by vandals.

Almost 1km of the footpath in the Craigdhu Wedge, which runs from Cromarty Crescent to the A81 in Milngavie, will be relayed - just weeks after it suffered more than £10,000 worth of damage.

The path will be resurfaced using an eco-friendly product known as ‘sudscape’, a process that involves layering recycled car tyres and gravel.

David Devine, East Dunbartonshire Council’s head of roads and neighbourhood services, said: “Work on the new footpath is scheduled to be completed in the next few weeks.

“I’m sure residents will find that it not only improves the visual amenity of this section of the footpath network, but it will, over time, provide a durable long lasting surface for the local community.”

However, councillor Jim Gibbons claims the original sudscape surface was not put down properly when it it was laid.

He said: “A lot of people have been in touch with me about the path construction.

“The previous path surface came off in your hands, because it had not been properly bonded.

“I will be looking for guarantees from the contractor on the durability of the path.”

David Devine added: “There has been considerable interest in the project from local people who have been concerned about the credentials and quality of the system we are using.

“I’d like to reassure them that the footway will be finished to the highest standard and that we will monitor it over the coming months to ensure that it retains its appearance and effectiveness.”