Tourist Season Will Add to Pressures
Local MP Alyn Smith has written to Stirling Council, requesting an update on outstanding repairs and maintenance to several rural bridges in the Stirling area.
The closure of the Catter Burn Bridge in particular has resulted in lengthy delays and detours for local residents, visitors and businesses. Mr Smith is urging Stirling Council to provide more information on timescales for repairs, and to expedite works.
Alyn Smith MP said:
‘Households and businesses continue to struggle with detours and delays, due to outstanding closures and works on several rural bridges in Stirling. Whilst I appreciate the current pressures around labour shortages and material costs, it is unacceptable to see rural communities disadvantaged for so long and subjected to lengthy detours.
‘Given the ongoing cost of living crisis and elevated fuel costs, this is of pressing concern. Businesses will rely on a healthy tourism season to recover from the pandemic – Stirling Council must press on and urgently complete these repairs.’
Attached is a letter from Alyn Smith MP to Stirling Council CEO Carol Beattie