Town centre spruce-up works set to get underway

John Brownlee from Peterhead Projects, Community Council secretary, Gordon Farman and councillor Tom Malone next to one of the areas they hope will be spruced up
John Brownlee from Peterhead Projects, Community Council secretary, Gordon Farman and councillor Tom Malone next to one of the areas they hope will be spruced up

PLANS for a comprehensive programme of upgrading and landscaping in and around Peterhead have been received by Peterhead Community Council.

The community council has been actively working with the local authority in a bid to get the town centre cleaned-up, making it more attractive to locals and visitors alike.

As well as a clean-up of the town centre, the community council is seeking enhanced planting at the South Road entrance to Peterhead and is seeking extra litter bins installed around the Prince Street area of town.

The latest improvements, to be carried out by Aberdeenshire Council, are set to take place during Spring/summer in a bid to regenerate the town centre.

Included in the works is the repair and cleaning of street furniture and planting and re-planting of flower and shrub beds at Drummers Corner, Erroll Street, Marischal Street and St. Peter Street and on approach roundabouts to the town.

Commenting on the news, Peterhead Community Council secretary, Gordon Farman said that he welcomed the start of the works.

“These works represent the aspirations and efforts of Peterhead Community Council to see such improvements within and around the town,” he said.

Aberdeenshire councillor Tom Malone was also delighted to hear the the works would be getting underway.

He told the Buchanie:

“These improvements actually began during summer last year with the cleaning and repair of the street furniture within the town centre, in addition to some enhancement to shrub and flower planting.

“We look forward to ongoing improvements and developments.”

As well as improvement works there will also be an increased weed spraying regime of town centre streets and pavements which will be subject to monthly inspection.

“I have been assured that these developments will be the subject of routine maintenace and attention in the longer term, “ added Cllr Malone.