Community problems

TWO FERRY councillors and the local MP took part in a walkabout in Broughty Ferry recently to examine problems experienced by local groups.

Stewart Hosie MP, and councillors Ken Guild and Kevin Cordell led members of The Ferryfields Residents Association and Friends of Sandy Park on a tour of areas maintained by Dundee City Council’s greenbelt management group.
They visited Sandy Park, Balgillo Park and Ferryfields. A representative of Dundee City Council’s environment department was also in attendance.
Councillor Cordell told the Guide & Gazette: “Since being elected I have been approached by several members of the constituency regarding this maintenance. Our group first visited the public footpath through Balgillo Park and noted concerns with litter and flooding at the Arbroath Road end. Various ideas for remedying the flooding were discussed and the greenbelt members will put forward some proposals. There was a similar discussion at Sandy Park and then the group moved on to Ferryfields.
“The residents’ group here provided a comprehensive list of their concerns and the greenbelt group will study these and report on the exact areas which are their responsibility and those which are the responsibility of the developers. They will then advise on the steps they can take.”
He went on: “It is my intention to arrange a similar walkabout with the developers in Ferryfields and I will be writing to them accordingly.
“Both sets of residents seemed to appreciate the fact the greenbelt management group came to address their concerns in person and felt the event was worthwhile.”