‘Postpone double yellow lines’ call
Dear Editor I refer to the article Stirling Observer headlined ‘Works spark business fury’ (December 21, 2018).
This report was written as a result of Killearn Community Council’s insistence on the installation of a pedestrian crossing and double yellow lines initially on Station Road and latterly, at the eleventh hour, on Balfron Road at this junction. This additional double yellow line installation on Balfron Road was sanctioned by KCC with neither prior consultation nor discussion with those businesses and services most affected by this proposed parking restriction, which will result in a reduction of the existing limited parking in this location.
The community council chairman’s statement in the Observer’ that these additional double yellow lines on Balfron Road received ‘no comment’ is indeed ‘significant’. That is because neither the community council discussed this at their meetings nor did Stirling Council road’s department approach those businesses and services likely to be most affected, prior to their proposed implementation of the Balfron Road double yellow lines, until one day before work began at the junction.
Without consultation, to have your area’s community council agreeing to installing double yellow lines in front of these Balfron Road businesses without consideration of the negative effect this would have on trade is reprehensible.
Adding insult to injury, KCC agreed for the pedestrian crossing work to be carried out two weeks before Christmas, the busiest trading time of the year.
May I suggest that until the proposed survey by the council’s roads department on parking generally in Killearn village is carried out this year, it would be prudent for the community council to request that the introduction of these double lines in Balfron Road be postponed until the result of this official report is made known.
Annika Tulloch Town and Country Designs director and Killearn resident
Blue view Deborah O Hara, of Callander, took this picture earlier this week during a cycle at Loch Venachar. IF you have pictures of our area you think will interest readers email them to john.row[email protected]itymirror.com, or send them to the Observer at 34 Upper Craigs, Stirling, FK82DW.
Hitting out Annika Tulloch (right) with Maggie Jackson, Jackson Vets, Killearn