COMMUNITY chiefs in Comrie are up in arms over the state of the roads in their area.

At their last community council meeting, the Comrie councillors identified and updated a number of areas which have ongoing road repair and maintenance issues and pledged to ensure something was done about their poor condition.

They have contacted Transerv for road markings to be replaced across the village particularly on "the bad bends" near the bunkhouse on the Crieff road/Lawers Corner. And they have approached the council to chase up a number of road issues, particularly following the severe winter weather.

Langside Road was identified as in a "bad state of repair", along with South Crieff Road, especially the corner near the Heather Farm. The community council have requested a 'hot box' to repair sections of the South Crieff Road.

The community council reported sections of the Glenartney Road near Cultybraggan Camp in need of repair and Dalginross Bridge as in poor condition.

They urged for the pavements to be cleared following the winter damage but were pleased to report three new grit bins have been put in place in place at Dalginross, Laggan Park and Top Square - the meeting discussed positioning the latter on the island near Top Square.

In response to the roads identified a council spokeswoman said: "The council is working around the Perth and Kinross area to undertake repairs and maintenance to its roads network as part of an ongoing programme. In respect of the points raised by Comrie Community Council we can advise as follows: � We are aware of the condition of Langside Road and are doing all we can to maintain it for safe vehicle use. The road is receiving weekly checks and we are planning for substantial repairs at a date to be confirmed in due course.

� Substantial investment has been made in recent months on South Crieff Road in patching and embankment and verge works. We will be inspecting the section referred to determine how it might be prioritised within our works programme in the coming 2012/2013 financial year.

� Embankment repair works are currently being carried out on Glenartney Road and the sections mentioned will also be inspected to assess priority for repairs in the new financial year.

� Dalginross Bridge receives monthly inspections and any repairs when required.

� We prioritise gritting and snow clearing on footways in line with our winter maintenance policy and based on the resources available to us. To give higher priority for winter maintenance to an individual pavement would require us to make others of lower priority. As part of our measures this year we placed additional grit bins around Comrie, following consultation with the local community, to help residents to help us treat local roads and pavements during winter conditions." She added: "We would ask local community councils if they want to report any roads defects or issues of concern to contact us by calling freephone 0800 23 23 23, so we can check if any repairs are required and prioritise these."