Town centre parking restrictions
A new restricted parking zone in Helensburgh town centre comes into operation from Monday, May 11.
This means that, within the zone, motorists can only park in marked bays. Parking anywhere else is a violation of the regulations. On-street parking remains free of charge but is limited to one hour.
There will still be designated disabled and loading bays which will be identified by signs nearby. There will be no yellow lines in the zone. From Monday, any vehicle caught parking outside marked bays will be issued with a penalty charge notice.
Head of roads and amenity services Jim Smith said:“We’ve made a significant investment on transformational public realm works in Helensburgh, creating a fabulous new town centre, and we don’t want to spoil that with unsightly yellow lines.
“No one wants to see yellow lines blotting the town centre when there is a much cleaner alternative.
“Restricted parking zones need only a small number of signs to tell motorists where they can and cannot park and between what times, and are far less intrusive than yellow lines.
“The zone is very straightforward and it should be easy to get used to. Only park in a marked bay. It may take some time for people to get used to which is why we’ll have a light touch approach up to May 11, but after that we’ll be enforcing it fully.
“This is all part of our drive to create parking turnover in our town centres, ensuring that on-street spaces are kept for people going about their daily business in the town centre and not abused by irresponsible drivers.”