Millennium walkway clear-up after pedestrian safety fears

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A DANGEROUSLY overgrown path has finally been trimmed after residents complained to the council.

The Millennium walkway, which runs from Prestonfield near Craigdhu Primary School down to the Main Street, Milngavie, had been cut back but sections of it were still overgrown with the potential that cyclists could run into walkers on blind bends.

But following intervention from Provost Eric Gotts, one of the three councillors for the area, Greenspace - the council’s gardening arm - has agreed to maintain the whole path on a regular basis.

Provost Gotts said that common sense had finally prevailed.

He added: “I visited the site to see it first hand and look at the height of the vegetation on either side of the path. I then spoke to several residents who were using that path.”

He said they were worried about their safety when cyclists suddenly appeared along sections of the path where the verges had not been cut.

The councillor added: “They told me that they could not understand some sections of the path only gets maintained if a complaint is made, whereas the rest of the path verges automatically get attention every year.”

The Milngavie councillor contacted Greenspace and has been assured that the whole path will now be put on a schedule of work that is done regularly.

He added: “I am pleased to report that the council has now agreed to trim back all the verge of the neglected path to the same standard as elsewhere and on a regular basis. This decision follows a meeting on site between myself and Bill Kerr from the Greenspace service and several local residents who use the path.”