Hillside council snippets

THE STATE of Kinnaber Road, from Hillside towards Lower Northwater Bridge, was brought up at Wednesday’s meeting of Hillside, Dun and Logie Pert Community Council.

Members were alarmed by the deterioration of the edges of the carriageway.

It was felt that one cause might be heavy lorries using the nearby weighbridge, and that the road had not been constructed with a stream of 40-tonne artics in mind.

Community councillor Gill Davies said the road is particularly difficult on bends where opposing traffic can come round too fast.

There was also criticism of a hedge near ‘Rose Cottage’, which various members said needed to be cut back again.

* Also brought up was progress on the proposed new Scout hut. As noted previously, grant aid is only available if there is a long-term lease on the land. This would be 25 or 30 years.

The existing lease has 13 years to go before it expires, and this is not sufficient for a successful grant application.

One solution is for a sub-committee to take the lease.

Councillor David May urged the community council to write in support of the grant application, and that a copy of the local plan should be included, to demonstrate that the land is not available for any other use.

* Dog-fouling is a topic that features at just about every community council in the land, and Hillside is no exception, with one speaker saying they had counted 17 piles of dog mess around the bin in the park, where it should be deposited.

It was suggested that the owner of the dog is known, and Councillor May reminded members that fixed penalty notices are being issued, successfully.

* The next meeting of Hillside, Dun and Logie Pert Community Council will be at Hillside village hall, at 7.30pm on March 14.