Fraserburgh and district councillor Ian Tait has this week announced that he has been successful in getting Aberdeenshire Council to begin a deep clean of streets in Fraserburgh’s town centre.
Contacting the Fraserburgh Herald, the Aberdeenshire Alliance group member said: “The area I specified is bounded by High Street, starting at Caroline Place, down to the Broadgate and all of Saltoun Square, including Linds Brae and Kirk Brae, down to the harbour.”
Councillor Tait added further that the clean would be conducted from the Broadgate to Commerce Street, turning right at Glover’s towards the junction at Cross Street before turning right once more to along the route from Cross Street to High Street.
“In addition, I asked the department to also do those parts of the streets down to the harbour which would be lower Frithside Street and lower Commerce Street.
“The pavements are in need of a good scrub and this should brighten things up.
“It will improve the appearance of the town for visitors, too. We want them to leave with a good impression of the town to recommend it to others.
“Every little helps,” Councillor Tait added.
Councillor Tait also said that there were further streets in Fraserburgh that he would like to see done, and that will be done on a phased basis, such as Hannover Street to Charlotte Street, and Mid Street to Charlotte Street and towards the Leisure Centre.
The topic of street cleanliness has previously been discussed in Fraserburgh Community Council meetings, with members unhappy with sights such as hanging weeds and the current state of the town’s pavements.