Parking is not the only issue needing to be fixed
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.’