Councillors grilled over parking in Oban
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.