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By Euan Maxwell
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
Roundabouts to be tarred

LOCKERBIE’S gateway roundabouts could be tarred over to help reduce future maintenance costs.

Community council Simon Poole this week said the roundabouts are expected to get tidied up and tarred over to improve their appearance

However, Dumfries and Galloway Council have stated they need to secure funding for the work and as a miniumum it will be added onto the 2024/25 capital programme.

Fellow community councillor, Roger Claymore suggested that if the roundabouts were tarred over they could put boxes on them and plant them up.

Meanwhile, potholes dominated the chat at Lockerbie Community Council’s meeting on Tuesday night.

“Urgent repairs” are needed on the C97A, near Boreland, after a woman reported to David Barron about a near-miss with a truck after she was focussing on potholes.

Mr Barron told the community council: “She was driving along the road but had to swerve to miss the huge potholes and there’s a number of them.

“She nearly hit a truck and it could’ve been a fatal accident. The potholes are unavoidable and could easily lead to an accident.”

Annandale North Councillor Carolyne Wilson stated that it would be reported.

Mr Poole added that a manhole outside his Main Street house needed to be repaired.

He said: “Whenever a car drives over the manhole, it makes a loud noise which I can easily hear inside my house. And it’s a busy road so it happens on a regular basis.”

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