Purge on dangerous parking
Motorists were slapped with parking tickets and warnings in a crackdown on dangerous parking in Bannockburn.
Community police officers and enforcement officers from Stirling Council patrolled a section on Main Street on Saturday morning following a number of complaints from local residents.
Complaints had been raised over vehicles being parked on pavements and double yellow lines as well as drivers parking up for longer than the maximum allowed 20 minutes in designated parking bays.
The council parking attendants issued four fixed penalty notices and a further nine warnings.
Community Sergeant Alex Hatrick said:“We’ve received a number of complaints from members of the public regarding vehicles parking up on pavements and that’s proven to be a problem for people in wheelchairs and people with prams and buggies.”
Tommy Cattigan of Bannockburn Community Council, said:“Main Street has a 20 minute parking limit to allow access to shops and the parking attendant was putting reminders on vehicles.
“This is a problem that has increased. The street is a bus route and on many occasions there are delays because some people don’t want to park and walk to the shops.
“What no one wants is to stop shoppers on Main Street. All that is asked is that drivers park safely and legally.”
Bannockburn councillor Alasdair MacPherson said: “Traffic in Main Street has increased since the bank closed as the remaining cash machines are in the Post Office and Scotmid store. It can be chaotic trying to navigate through the traffic, so I will be asking council roads officials to work with the community council and traders to come up with a solution that suits all parties. We might need to look again at making Main Street one way but I will ensure roads officers look at all options.”
Crackdown Police and Stirling Council on patrol in Bannockburn