Speedy response by council

A CARNOUSTIE man has been pleasantly surprised by the rapid response of Angus Council in dealing with a potential trip hazard on a public path.

The remains of a post-fixing at the bottom of Craigmill Den on the cycle path which runs along the foreshore between Carnoustie and Arbroath had until earlier this week presented a very serious obstacle for the unwary according to path user Rod McLeod.

He said: “I thought, ‘this is really dangerous and I have to do something about it’. So I reported it on Monday to the ACCESS office in Carnoustie.”

By Monday night a warning cone had been placed over the metal protrusion and the following day it was removed by Angus Council.

Rod added: “I’m very happy with the response, it was excellent. But I am a bit concerned that some of the undergrowth is needing cut back, it’s reduced the width of the path in some places quite considerably.”

A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “The council received a report on Monday evening about a vandalised/broken bollard on the cycleway, opposite Craigmill Den.

“We made this safe as a matter of urgency and removed the base plate on which the bollard previously stood on Tuesday morning, so there is no longer a trip hazard.

“Some vegetation was recently cut back at the cycleway, but a specialist contractor is to be working at the site to cut back additional areas of grass and weeds, without damaging the newly planted hedging.”