Councillors in SBC road safety talks

Councillors Watson McAteer and Stuart Marshall at one of the problem spots in Albert Road
Councillors Watson McAteer and Stuart Marshall at one of the problem spots in Albert Road

Councillors Stuart Marshall and Watson McAteer this week met with council officials to discuss and agree plans for a number of locations in the town where speeding and road safety concerns have been raised by the public.

Commenting on the meeting, Mr McAteer said: “The pedestrian crossing in Albert Road was high on the agenda and while a fix to the current visibility problem is not straightforward, a number of solutions will be considered and we will be advised of the best options.”

Mr Marshall added: “The officers appreciated that the new Burnfoot Hub will create a new focus for young and old and that community concerns need to be addressed to ensure safety.

“We were also able to discuss the growing problems in Mansfield Road and the Silverbuthall area where traffic monitoring and safety assessments will now take place.”

Discussions also extended to the recently regulated one-way system in Langlands Road.

Councillor McAteer added: “When the Langlands Road one-way system was formally signed off, Stuart and I asked that officers follow up by offering to speak to those most affected and we are pleased that this will now take place very soon.”

The pair are also concerned that despite police claiming that speeding was one of the top four priorities in the Hawick and Denholm area, no speed checks had
been carried out in the
ward.