Self­ish park­ers the real prob­lem

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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