Never on Sunday for traffic wardens
Wardens in charge of parking enforcement in Stirling area currently don’t work on Sundays.
But Stirling Council staff are in the run-up to Christmas to monitor parking issues on the Sabbath to see if there are problems.
They were responding to worries expressed by Mercat Cross and City Centre Community Council about city centre parking.
Chairman Andrew Szwebs told a meeting of the council last Thursday:“We would like to see wardens on duty in the city centre on Sunday to make sure there’s no free-for-all which puts people off from coming to Stirling to shop.”
Wardens, who took over the task of parking enforcement from police, work three shifts – 7am to 3pm, 9am to 5pm and 2pm to 10pm – every day except Sunday.
A council spokesperson said: “The public safety role of our enforcement officers was extended earlier this year to include combating traffic problems, and the move was welcomed by residents and businesses alike.
“While our enforcement officers do not currently work on a Sunday, we always welcome feedback from businesses about how we can adapt our services in future, and we will also be monitoring the situation in the run-up to Christmas.”