Concern at speed plan

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Cree Valley Community Council is to ask Dumfries and Galloway Council for clarification on its plans for speed bumps in Minnigaff as part of the council’s safer routes to schools campaign.

Councillors were puzzled that the map of the proposed sites for the bumps appeared to be different to the one they had studied and approved in October. CVCC chairman John McNaught said he was surprised the map showed traffic calming measures on such a “wide area around the school”.

Fellow councillor Andrew Shankland said he wanted more consultation and Mid Galloway Councillor Alastair Geddes thought there should be a public meeting. He added: “I despair how these traffic management proposals divide communities. There is never one properly thought-out. Why do they ask you for your comments and then come back with something totally different? If they are trying to slip in traffic calming measures for other parts of Minnigaff, flag it up.”

n A resident living near Blairmount appealed by letter to Cree Valley Community Council for a pavement to be put down for ease of access for the people.

She said getting up and down the steep hill, from Corsbie Road to Doonhill Wood, especially with a baby buggy, was difficult as there was only a track that was often full of puddles.

The community council agreed to look into her request.

The council also heard that a track used by children going to and from school from Drew Avenue was also badly in need of attention.