Parking fees plan scrapped
PEOPLE power has forced Angus Council to scrap plans to bring in parking charges in town centres.
Campaigner Jill Scott warned the implementation of on-street parking charges would have turned the burghs into “tumbleweed towns”.
She said: “The voices of 9,066 voters have forced the council to not just do a U-turn but to somersault away from its original plan.
“I am delighted our population has recognised we do not have to lie down and accept ill-researched, money-grabbing policies that damage our high street businesses and fleece the general public.
“I want to thank Councillor Bob Myles for working with me and for exerting pressure on his 27 colleagues to make them see sense.
“This decision will come as a great relief to the many high street traders and their customers. Thank you everybody who signed this petition.”
A recommendation to introduce parking charges for off-street parking will be considered by the council.