Coun­cil­lors grilled over park­ing in Oban

The Oban Times - - News -

NEW mem­bers elected last month to Argyll and Bute Coun­cil have been chal­lenged about what they are go­ing to do about park­ing in Oban.

De­scrib­ing the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion as ‘con­gested’ and ‘un­sus­tain­able’, Oban Com­mu­nity Coun­cil says some­thing had to be done to stop the many prob­lems with badly parked cars on res­i­den­tial roads.

Up­per­most in the minds of the com­mu­nity coun­cil is the need to find spa­ces for work­ers in the town, par­tic­u­larly CalMac staff who are away from ve­hi­cles for up to 14 nights.

It was sug­gested that these cars are caus­ing some of the worst con­ges­tion in the town to­wards Gallanach - but very lit­tle can be done as it is ‘per­fectly le­gal’ for them to be parked in the area.

Re­cently ap­pointed spokesman for trans­port, Coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish, said: ‘This town is haem­or­rhag­ing money when it comes to park­ing.

‘We take the ma­jor­ity of money in from park­ing me­ters and yet we don’t get, I be­lieve, the ben­e­fit of the money back into the town.

‘The time is right for an agree­ment be­tween the coun­cil and a pri­vate car park­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion to come to an ar­range­ment about build­ing a multi-storey car park.’

Mr McCuish is to meet trans­port min­is­ter Humza Yousaf later in the month.

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