Sign of Appreciation

By Jane Cruickshank / October 3, 2022
Stonehaven Council offices

STONEHAVEN’S much appreciated litter-picker is on the agenda of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee tomorrow – with councillors being asked to approve his name being used for a pathway.

‘Stevie’s Walk’ is the proposed name for the new lane connecting the Bridgefield Bridge and the beach.

With his high-visibility jacket and litter picker, Stevie Smith is a familiar sight about town as he walks around keeping our streets and park areas tidy. He was recently recognised with the Community Award by Stonehaven and District Community Council, Business Association and local churches.

Now, if councillors approve the proposal, his name will take pride of place on the street sign at the walkway much used by locals and visitors.

rails converging give an interesting perspective of the new lane
If councillors agree, this will become ‘Stevie’s Walk’

Community Council complaint

A complaint made about Stonehaven and District Community Council’s (SDCC) contribution to a recent traffic management review will also be considered by the Area Committee.

SDCC’s response to the review was a collation of individual comments made by members. A draft was circulated within SDCC and agreed during their meeting last November – but not shared to the general public.

The submission included a suggestion that additional car parking could be provided by using the grass verge on Carron Terrace.

Following a complaint to Area Manager Bruce Stewart, SDCC received recommendations to ensure complete transparency in their actions.

The first was that any response being submitted on behalf of SDCC could be shared publicly on their website or indeed circulated with the agenda or minutes following the meeting.

Secondly, Mr Stewart recommends extending such discussions to the public meeting so that residents attending would have a better understanding of what the response included.

As the complainant is not satisfied by Mr Stewart’s recommendations, the matter will now be considered at tomorrow’s Area Committee meeting.

The Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee meets in the Council Chamber, Viewmount, tomorrow October 4 at 10am. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded after the meeting though members of the public can attend in person. The full agenda and associated reports are available online.