Action Required On Borestone Upgrade

SNP Councillors have slammed Stirling Council’s lack of progress in the Broomridge area.

Cllrs Scott Farmer and Gerry McLaughlan, Borestone shops.

Cllrs Scott Farmer and Gerry McLaughlan, Borestone shops.

In recent correspondence with Council Officer, Councillor McLaughlan has pointed to Council decisions taken in the 2014/15 Budget that allocated £50,000 for regeneration of the area. It has since been pointed out that a proportion of this allocation was used to upgrade lighting on the underpass at the roundabout.

 Councillor Gerry McLaughlan has said:

 “This was a Council decision taken two years ago where £50,000 of taxpayers’ money was identified for development of the Borestone area. It is simply not good enough that more progress has not been made on this project.

 “The site around the Borestone shops is currently in a state of disrepair with patchy pavement work and holes left open in footpaths. Improving the area would entice locals and passers-by to use these shops and boost the localised economy.

 “Now that questions of safety around the Borestone roundabout are beginning to be properly addressed by Stirling Council, the next step is to upgrade the area and attract trade and investment.

“I continue to be updated by Council officers on this matter and hope to see real progress in the near future.”

 SNP Group Leader on Stirling Council, Councillor Scott Farmer added:

 “This was a Council decision taken two years ago where £50,000 of taxpayers’ money was identified for development of the Borestone area. It is simply not good enough that more progress has not been made on this project.

 “It is high time that identified funds were used to properly refurbish the landscape in a way that compliments recent works carried out on the dual carriageway.”