Regeneration of Peterhead begins

Councillor Tom Malone at Drummers Corner.
Councillor Tom Malone at Drummers Corner.

Peterhead has seen the start of a programme aimed at regenerating the town centre.

The programme includes a deep clean of much of Drummers Corner to enhance the overall look of the town’s central shopping district.

As part of the initiative, the outside seating at Drummers Corner has been deep cleaned along with other pink and grey granite street furniture. Broken furniture in the area is also going to be repaired, including the integral seat lighting.

The shrub beds along Drummers Corner have been filled with summer plants and it is hoped that planting will be provided for all seasons of the year.

The spruce up of Peterhead town centre comes as part of a commitment by the Aberdeenshire Alliance to regenerate town centres across the North-east.

Commenting, Councillor Tom Malone said: “This is just the beginning. As well as the deep clean of the street furniture, the paved areas are also going to be cleaned by the end of the year.

“I also hope to meet with Landscaping Services in the coming weeks to discuss how to improve Invernettie Roundabout and if the shrubbed areas there can be maintained and improved all year round.

“We are looking to achieve results straight away, not a few years down the line,” he added.