26 WESTWOOD Watchdogs are back in business
Westwood Community Council has re-formed – four years after disbanding.
Westwood resident and member Joe Allan has been instrumental in resurrecting the group and has been locked in talks to improve the area.
The next meeting of Westwood Community Council will be held on Thursday, February 22, at 7.30pm in St Columba Lutheran Church.
All are welcome as the group attempt to crack down on vandalism, antisocial behaviour and any issues with paths and roads in the area.
The community council, which formed in 2000 and met in the Red Deer Centre in Alberta Avenue, folded in June 2013 due to a drop in numbers.
Mr Allan revealed that the group of plucky volunteers have already been hard at work – tackling frozen footpaths and damage to a prominent phone box in Westwood Square.
He told the News: “If people have a problem, I would urge them to get in touch.
“Alternatively, they can come along and take part in one of our meetings and we could see how we can help.
“We have already been in contact with BT about the vandalised phone box at Westwood Square.
“It is essential that this box is kept in working order.
“You need it in the square if someone has become unwell. It is important the phone is in working order but someone has really done a job on it.
“We have been told they will replace the damaged glass with perspex and repair the phone.”
He continued: “We are also concerned about the footbridge that leads to Westwood Square.
“The ramps that lead to the bridge are often frozen over. It needs to be gritted or someone will have a nasty fall.
“We are always looking for new issues to look into and help the community.”
For more information or to flag up any issues to the community councillors contact them on 079541311130.
Driving force Joe Allan