Parking charges backlash
Last week, SNP councillors on Renfrewshire Council voted through plans to introduce parking charges in Johnstone and Renfrew town centres.
Parking charges are also set to increase for Paisley residents too.
Local business and community groups in Johnstone and Renfrew have called this move “a disgrace” and have warned that the move could be “a disaster” for the local town centres.
My Labour councillor colleagues voted against these plans which appear to be nothing more than a money-making exercise.
What is astonishing is that this new council policy has been approved by the SNP without any consultation with local businesses or residents.
Given the huge backlash we are already seeing against these plans, then at the very least there should be a full public consultation on the issue.