Town’s parking issue needs a solution for all
Complaints about parking problems in Cambuslang are pretty much a regular occurrence these days.
Barely a week goes by without someone mentioning to the Reformer that “something needs to be done” regarding provision in the town.
Traders, residents and the town’s community council see solving the parking conundrum as key to the overall improvement of the Main Street area.
This week we reveal that nearly 90 per cent of businesses told South Lanarkshire Council that parking in the town did not meet the needs of their customers in 2013.
That is a pretty damning statistic from the council’s point of view.
Questions will be asked as to why officers concluded that the parking situation did not need changed despite such an overwhelmingly negative view of it.
Traders will naturally feel their views have been ignored for the past four years. They really could not have been clearer when asked if parking was up to standard.
South Lanarkshire Council know this issue is now unlikely to go away. With the two sides meeting at the end of this month, it is hoped that a practical solution can be found that will allow traders to flourish on the Main Street once more.
You can read our special report on pages four and five.
Also this week, Rutherglen and Cambuslang paid tribute to those who have fought and died for their country.
This time of year is always poignant and the interest it creates was highlighted by big turnouts in both towns.
Turn to pages six and seven to see how the area paid its respects.