Bowling club responds to parking complaints
Issue affects us too
Halfway and District Bowling Club have responded to claims visitors to their greens are causing parking problems in Cambuslang.
A resident at a Halfway Community Council meeting told how vehicle owners parked their cars along Mill Road, across from her home, which forced pedestrians to walk on the road to get past.
The issue was first alerted to local police at the community council meeting on May 17.
The resident said: “We need to encourage them to use the parking up the back because there was something on at the club on a Saturday night and it was chaos.
“If they parked up the back it would free up spaces for residents who live there.”
Audrey Stoddart, secretary at Halfway and District Bowling Club, confirmed the area’s community cops had spoken to members about parking issues.
She said: “Halfway and District Bowling Club are aware of parking issues near our club premises on Mill Road.
“This issue has arisen as a result of new flats being built nearby and subsequent tenants or visitors parking vehicles on the road.
“This issue is also affecting our club due to cars parked too close to our rear access lane. These parked cars forbid the bin lorry gaining access to empty our bins.
“The council football park over recent years is more and more in demand by local teams and as there is no parking facility, people park on the road.
“We allow people to use our car park which alleviates the problem during our closed season but during April to September our own members also use the car park.
“Visitors to our bowling club are those who participate in very well established tournaments and are aware we having parking facilities at the rear of the club.”
Parking issue Residents have complained about the volume of cars on Mill Road