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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

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