Park­ing fees plan scrapped

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

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.

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