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It was recently confirmed that South Lanarkshire Council has finally woken up to the parking crisis at Hairmyres train station and there will now be a period of consultation to find a permanent solution to the problem.
The community and enterprise resources committee heard what we all have known for years – that the station car park is not fit for purpose.
The proposed eight-week consultation period will give everyone the chance to have their say on plans to expand parking facilities in the area for rail commuters.
I have been a long-time campaigner for a permanent solution to this issue; last year I held a public meeting, inviting locals along to have their say on this problem.
Over 50 people turned up, each taking it in turn to vent their frustration at the lack of action from selfish commuters who continually turn the local streets near Hairmyres station into an unofficial park-and-ride zone.
Many of those present
Both problems need to be addressed in tandem to secure a permanent solution