Selfish parkers the real problem
Sir, – As a resident in Auchterarder for 30 years, I was most pleased to see one of the most beautiful Christmas displays this year in the shape of four Christmas trees at the Cafe Kisa, only to find them removed under instruction of the council (Grinch blamed for taking sparkle out of Christmas as trees go, Courier December 3).
I would like to state that I, as a grandmother, have the biggest pram in Auchterarder, a coachbuilt Silver Cross silver stream, which I use daily, and had no difficulty whatsoever on the pavement outside the cafe, so I do not understand the reasoning behind their removal.
Also the only difficultly I experience with the pram is when cars park all four wheels on the pavement outside various shops on a daily basis.
I have also witnessed cars being driven on pavements.
I have spoken to traffic wardens (who have little or no effect).
In May I spoke to two Perth and Kinross councillors who were accompanied by two engineers/surveyors looking at the fiasco that is North Crofts, which houses mainly elderly residents and private houses, one of which I live in.
The councillors informed me something would be done.
However, we are now in mid-December and no changes have been made yet.
It is chaos on a daily basis, so really for Perth and Kinross council to concern themselves with four Christmas trees is absurd, when directly across the road from Cafe Kisa pedestrians and motorists face danger on a daily basis.
Yes, I do have to go on the road with my pram, but nothing to do with trees, just cars and trucks which have been parked with no regard to safety or the law.
Margaret McFadyen. 18 Fordyce Way, Auchterarder.