Bid to scrap park­ing charges in car parks fails

The Scotsman - - AROUND SCOTLAND -

A bid to scrap park­ing charges in three towns in An­gus has failed.

SNP group leader Lynne Devine pro­posed halt­ing the con­tro­ver­sial charges in Brechin, Carnousie and Kir­riemuir, say­ing: “The one size fits all has been a dis­as­ter. Car perks are empty, they’re bring­ing in noth­ing.”

But In­de­pen­dent Coun­cil­lor Mark Sal­mond pro­posed an amend­ment to keep things as they were, say­ing that re­mov­ing park­ing charges would cre­ate “a two tier An­gus.”

Af­ter a split vote, Provost Ron­nie Proc­tor backed the amend­ment.

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