There promises to be some New Year cheer for residents in Queensferry in the months ahead.
Plans are being discussed to upgrade pavements and pathways in the Scotstoun and Springfield estates areas.
The city council has staged talks with housing association Manor Estates and is set to reach an agreement to adopt pavements and public spaces within these areas as some are in need of maintenance.
Once adopted, the council will inspect the pathways to prioritise which are most in need of repair.
The work, however, will be dependent on cash being made available from the city council’s forthcoming budget.
Almond councillor Norman Work said: ‘‘It is good news as this is something I have campaigned for since being elected. I facilitated meetings between the Council and Manor Estates and I am happy that there is now a solution to this long standing issue.
‘‘All paths can’t be repaired right away but I will work with the community to prioritise the work and push for funding to be made available.