‘We’ll mon­i­tor park­ing’

Rutherglen Reformer - - General Election -

Ruther­glen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil say they will mon­i­tor park­ing in the town when a 1km re­stric­tion comes into af­fect around Celtic Park and the Emi­rates Arena.

The Re­former re­ported last week that Glas­gow City Coun­cil will in­stall a park­ing ban for a 1,000m ra­dius around the two fa­cil­i­ties when events are tak­ing place.

It is de­signed to keep ac­cess to the sta­di­ums clear for emer­gency vehicles.

With the ra­dius stretch­ing as far as Cuningar Loop, the plan has the po­ten­tial to im­pact on park­ing in the town as fans and spec­ta­tors look to get as near to the area as pos­si­ble.

The is­sue was raised at the Ruther­glen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meet­ing last Tues­day.

Sec­re­tary Jim Bolton said: “We will mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion and watch to see if there is any af­fect on Ruther­glen.

“The po­ten­tial is there to have an im­pact on Down­iebrae Road and the wider Farme Cross area.”

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil last week con­firmed they had not been con­sulted on the plan but said they sup­ported the aims of the pro­posal.

A sim­i­lar ban is pro­posed around Ibrox Sta­dium.

It is ex­pected to come into af­fect at the start of the next foot­ball sea­son in August.

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