ABERDEENSHIRE Council have removed many of the cones and water barriers from Stonehaven’s town centre, retaining only those required for pinch points.
Earlier this week, the local authority announced it would remove measures put in place to enable safe social distancing in town centres throughout the Shire.
The review followed discussions with senior politicians. It was agreed the measures will remain where queues form, namely:
- Margaret Street/Allardice Street – Greggs to Red Red Robin
- Evan Street – McHardy’s
- Evan Street – Boots to Guilianotti’s
- Evan Street/Barclay Street – Waldies to Co-op
- Beach Promenade – Scallywags to Molly’s
Local businessman Ian Philip welcomed the return of on-street parking in town.
He said: ”Both the SBA and I personally as Alybali are all really pleased to see the water-filled barrier restrictions partially lifted.
”We can welcome our customers who perhaps struggled to get around without their car especially those older and infirm. This hopefully will ease the overfilled square carpark and again allow safe access to the town’s shops and facilities. ”
He added: ”We know we can trust our customers to socially distance when passing or queuing nearby.”
Photo courtesy of Lynda Johnstone