Putting up the barricades around Denny

Colin Hume.
Colin Hume.

I’M beginning to develop something of a siege mentality – a few more road closures and I won’t be able to get out of my street.

When plans to revitalise Denny town centre were first mooted, I was quite taken with the fact that it might be pedestrianised.

Fast forward a couple of years and, while I would have preferred to have seen far more rapid progression of the project, I’m relieved that pedestrianisation has been ruled out.

As the demolition of the monstrous Church Walk block drags on and on, Davies Row is currently closed, with all traffic being directed along Stirling Street.

At 8.30 p.m. it’s not a problem ... at 8.30 a.m. it’s a nightmare.

Now the sneaky detour via Denovan Road has been ruled out for resurfacing work to take place. And, to add insult to injury, part of Barnego Road has also been closed.

Call me simplistic if you like – many have in the past - but wouldn’t it have been more sensible to stagger the work?

nSPOT of the week at a local chemist ,,, Bio-oil (to treat strectch marks for the uninitiated) featured in a display of Mother’s Day gifts. Give it a try and let me know how you get on!