Loose paving stones slammed in Kirkintilloch

Kirkintilloch Cowgate 25.7.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Kirkintilloch Cowgate 25.7.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

AN ACCIDENT waiting to happen – that’s how one concerned councillor has described walkways in Kirkintilloch.

Paving slabs in a part of the Cowgate area of Kirkintilloch are causing people to trip and fall.

Campsie and Kirkintilloch North councillor Charles Kennedy said: “The pavements have got a parlour stone rather than tar macadam and some of these, because of vehicles parking on them, and simply age, are coming loose.

“I know of at least one senior citizen who has fallen in the area near the telephone box in Cowgate.”

Councillor Kennedy believes the dangerous paving may need to be lifted and relaid on both sides of the Cowgate.

He added: “If not completely, then partially and certainly at the area near the telephone box, which caused the accident.”

David Devine, the council’s head of roads and neighbourhood services, said: “I’d like to thank Councillor Kennedy for requesting that the pavement the length of Cowgate from William Patrick Library to Kerr Street / Catherine Street be upgraded.

“Whilst I can confirm that this section of footway is not currently on the roads service capital programme for footway upgrading - until such times as it is, Cowgate will continue to be monitored and kept safe in the meantime”.