Parkview, place or road?

A BRECHIN man who is registered blind, has launched his own investigation into the name of a particular stretch of the city’s streets after coming a cropper recently.

Thankfully, for Viewbank Place resident Jimmy Waiter, all that was hurt was his pride.

However, as Jim revealed, there seemed to be some confusion about exactly where he had fallen over.

“I am registered blind and I never usually venture out when its dark.

“However, I had to go out last week and on the pavement that runs parallel with the football pitches in the public park, I collided with some of the signage they had in place for the roadworks.

“Thankfully, it was only my pride that was hurt more than anything else as I had a quick look about to make sure nobody had spotted me falling over.

“I spoke to some of the people at the Access office and nobody there seemed to know what the road was.

“Was it a continuation of Park Place, was it Parkview or where was it exactly?”

Thankfully, after a call to Angus Council’s PR department, we were able to shed some light on the matter this week.

A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “Two adjacent street lights in Park Place, Brechin have been faulty for almost a week, due to an underground cable fault which is being investigated and will be repaired as soon as possible.

“We are not aware of any particular trip hazards in the area ,but regret that a member of the public has fallen.

“We urge those walking in this area in the hours of darkness to take extra care until we can repair the lights.”