Council to tackle unsightly weeds

Overrun: Weeds on the North Street pavement are getting out of control. Picture: Arran Morton.
Overrun: Weeds on the North Street pavement are getting out of control. Picture: Arran Morton.

A PETERHEAD street has been plagued by monster weeds which are growing out of control.

The town’s Longate-North Street area has been sprouting the unsightly weeds for weeks, leading to complaints from locals and visitors alike.

The foot-high nasties stretch along thelenght of the street, creating an eyesore and safety hazard outside The Tanning Company and nearby Harbour Lights bar.

A former Peterhead resident, who nows lives with her husband and family in Luxembourg, was aghast when she saw the unkept pavements of North Street.

Margaret-Elizabeth Strachan (32), said she was disappointed to see the area decline, stating: “I moved to Luxembourg about 18 months ago and this is the first time I’ve come home to visit.

“I’m shocked at how grubby the streets look. Surely someone should be removing those weeds. It’s not just that, the streets are looking quite dirty in general. It’s a shock after being in Luxembourg which is always kept clean.”

The Buchanie contacted Aberdeenshire Council regarding the eyesore and it said the North Street area would be resprayed yesterday (Monday).

The council said the area should have been sprayed with herbicide at the beginning of June but that area had been missed.

A spokesman said: “The first spray in Peterhead was carried out on June 6 and in most instances achieved good results.

We are aware however that there were a few locations in Peterhead which appear to have been missed. We felt the Ellis Street, Longate and Brook Lane areas were not at an acceptable standard when we inspected them.”

The second round of spraying is due to start on Monday (August 8) in North Aberdeenshire’s large settlements - Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Banff and Macduff - and weather permitting will be completed by the end of the week.”