The Community Council has been asked to try and address the restricted width of the pedestrian footway on Main Street near the Co-op.
East of the Co-op (on the south side of the road), the building close to the road means there is no space for a footway. In addition, there is a very narrow section of footway beyond that. This restricts pedestrian access for all but especially for wheelchairs, mobility ‘scooters’ and families with pushchairs/young children, forcing pedestrians to walk into the carriageway, usually around parked cars, or to cross the road to the north side.
We have consulted Scottish Borders Council, and they have come up with a proposal to resolve this issue. Our consultation on this proposal is now open - more details and plans can be viewed here