Users delighted with path

From left: Alex King, Brenda Durno, Finn McGregor, and  project supervisor Graeme Allan were pictured at the new  400m path wich runs between Herald Ave and the path network at Hercules Den.

From left: Alex King, Brenda Durno, Finn McGregor, and project supervisor Graeme Allan were pictured at the new 400m path wich runs between Herald Ave and the path network at Hercules Den.

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The path which crosses Hercules Den Park to connect Kirkton housing estate with Cairnie Road has received a major makover.

And on Friday Councillor Alex King visited to see the improvements that have been made by Angus Council.

He explained: “The path used to stop quite a bit further down in ‘Hercley’ Den Park. Children were using it as a route to school, but it did not go all the way and they were getting covered in mud, as were mothers with prams who also tried to use it.

“Local parents contacted me and I talked to Angus Council officers about a plan to get the part that was in council ownership up to standard.

“The other portion of the pathway was in the ownership of the developer but responsibility had devolved to the homeowners.

“I got in touch with the homeowners’ association and they were delighted to provide us with that land for a new section of pathway to be put in.

“All the legal niceties were dealt with and Angus Council was able to take steps to get the works completed.”

One of the problems was that during wet weather potholes filled with water and mud.

Maria Gibson, Lauder Road, said that she and the other residents were absolutely delighted with the work that has been put into the pathway.

She stated: “Brenda Durno got in touch with Councillor King and then visited those people who used the path to get permission from the residents so the path could be extended.

“That was done and we are all over the moons with the outcome. It has made access much easier for everyone including pupils, dog walkers and mums with buggies.”

A spokesperson for Angus Council commented: “I can confirm that the pathway is being completed in two phases.

“The first phase was completed at a cost of £11,500 and the second phase, at a cost of £27,000, is under way and will be completed by the end of this week.”