Community council discuss muddy roads

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MUD on the road leading to the site of the new Mearns Academy has become an issue with local residents.

Last month’s Mearns Community Council meeting heard that mud on the road had become an issue despite the fact that a wheel wash is in operation at the site.

However, members heard that it was not working particularly well owing to lack of water pressure. A road cleaning vehicle was operational and efforts were being made to minimise the amount of mud left on the road.

In other Academy-related news, the meeting heard that it had been nine months since the last stakeholders meeting.

The sports facilities weere a concern to the community, and W. Weir had insisted that a consultation be held.

A police officer who attended the meeting, which was held in the Burgh Buildings, said that 10 crimes were committed in the area in the month leading up to the meeting.

These included the theft of Land Rover wheels in Market Road, and computer equipment being stolen from a car in Kirkburn.

Police have advised that all premises and vehicles should be kept secure at all times to reduce the risk of being targeted by criminals.

The meeting also heard that the Fettercairn Flood Action Group had received a commitment from Aberdeenshire Council to support the group, and there had been lots of offers of support from members of the public

The next tasks concerning the Fettercairn floods are – general maintenance and tidying up of the burn area, engineering of the burn, a long-term scheme to be prepared and one counciloOfficer to be a point of contact for flooding.

Next meeting of Mearns Community Council will be held on Monday, April 29, at 7pm in the Burgh Buildings in Laurencekirk.