Monday, June 23, 2014

Overgrown footpath anger

Here is a picture of the path from the Mill Road end to the Firhall Bridge. Donald Wilson  posted it on his Facebook page and said: "This believe it or not is the path to firhall bridge. One of the most beautiful stretches of the riverside sadly neglected."

Donald is of the opinion that this path is a council responsibility. These days however grass cutting is contracted out so it remains to be seen whether this path is included in any contracts that were drawn up - perhaps any of our local councillors reading this might be able to find out?

The Inverness Courier had a headline in last Friday's edition that read "Council grass-cut oursourcing was 'poorly thought through' " and read:

"A CONTROVERSIAL decision to outsource grass-cutting in the Highlands several years ago was done for the wrong reasons and poorly though-out, according to Highland Council's new head of roads and transport Richard Evans. 
The works manager's admission came after scrutiny uncovered a catalogue of flaws and found the council's monitoring of the work carried out by the contractor was misdirected and  "meaningless". " 

In Nairn River Community Council have been at the forefront of efforts to bring the grass-cutting back under local control.

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