Councillor calls for cemetery road repair

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Peterhead councillor Anne Allan has called for the access road to St. Fergus Cemetery to be repaired.

The access road from the main A90 to the cemetery, which is located close to the beach, is a public right of way but is owned privately and is not maintained by the council.

Cllr Allan highlighted complaints she had received from constituents who had been visiting the cemetery to pay respects and requested that action be taken to address the issue.

Responding, Ian Tillett of landscape services said that repairs to potholes would be carried out in advance of funerals scheduled to take place at St Fergus and he agreed to investigate a longer-term solution involving both the council and the landowner.

Commenting, Cllr Allan said: “This road has been an issue for many years. It is upsetting for relatives visiting the graves of loved ones when they find their journey to the kirkyard is such a difficult one owing to the condition which the road gets into.

“While it is a public access the problem arises because it is a private road which is not owned or maintained by the council. I hope, however, that the actions suggested by the Landscapes Department will lead to a significant improvement in the medium term.”