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Reduction in Spaces for People Measures

By bellmannews / November 27, 2020

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

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Lesley duff - November 28, 2020

Hurray hurray, hope you will now power wash all the pavements clean out the gutters and have the drains cleaned out maintenance that should be every month. The pandemic should highlight more than distancing it should highlight simple maintenance and cleanliness not constantly leaving jobs till tomorrow. The council should lead not hide indoors. Our leaders in the community have not shown leadership, from the doctors at the surgery to the town planners they are the ones who should lead by example because they have forwarded themselves as eligible to make dessions on our behalf. The management of the flood project is disgraceful. Stonehaven is constantly a bridesmaid.
Toot

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