Park­ing is not the only is­sue need­ing to be fixed

The Oban Times - - News -

A PARK­ING re­view should be­gin to ‘sort out’ prob­lem ar­eas in Oban, coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish told res­i­dents com­plain­ing about slow mov­ing traf­fic through the town.

The re­view and con­sul­ta­tion closed ear­lier this month, but the Oban coun­cil­lor asked any­one with com­ments on the sit­u­a­tion to come for­ward.

He said: ‘The park­ing re­view is not only about charg­ing for park­ing it is also about find­ing out how we best use our space in the town.’

He con­tin­ued: ‘We have tried to keep it quiet - but we have been with­out traf­fic war­dens for two weeks. We didn’t want to tell peo­ple at the time, but some­one is start­ing again on Mon­day (Au­gust 10).’

Beatrice Keenan of Dun­gal­lan Road said: ‘Park­ing in this road has got so much worse.

‘All we need are dou­ble yel­low lines to stop peo­ple park­ing there who are go­ing on a CalMac ferry for a hol­i­day.’

The Rev Ken Hunter, of the Con­gre­ga­tional Church, said: ‘Four years ago I was told some­one would get back to me, and they haven’t.

‘There is an am­bu­lance bay out­side the church - but no am­bu­lance sta­tion. It is never, ever used for an am­bu­lance and yet last week I got a ticket on it - while I was lead­ing wor­ship on a Sun­day morn­ing.

‘I was told it would be re­moved and it hasn’t. When is it gong to be fixed?’

Wheel­chair user, coun­cil­lor Mary-Jean Devon, said: ‘There are many is­sues in the town that we need to deal with. At the mo­ment any­one with mo­bil­ity prob­lems will have trou­ble cross­ing the road.’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.