Work underway on pedestrian improvements in town centre

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Pedestrians will have better access from New Lairdsland Road to West High Street in Kirkintilloch as work gets underway.

The improvements are part of the Kirkintilloch Town Centre masterplan.

East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie, said: “The masterplan team has engaged with the local community, businesses and the Kirkintilloch Town Centre Masterplan champions to influence the improvements, which will encourage sustainable travel to the town centre.

“The indicative sketches show a much improved, attractive access route and I am looking forward to seeing the work complete later on this year.”

However, Barry Grant said on Facebook that it’s a “waste of tax payers money”. He added: “They should have spent it on a car park instead of wasting money on that. I wonder how much it will cost just up at Tantra.”

Thomas Glen, director of development and regeneration, said: “In depth consultations with residents and members of the local business community have been conducted throughout the masterplan process.

“These works were procured through a competitive tender process and have a contract value of £170,000, which has been supported by the council together with developer contributions and external partner funding.”

Above is an artist’s impression of how the completed work will look.

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