Car park disabled
Disabled drivers are being put at a disadvantage in the new Houldsworth car park.
That’s the view of Wishaw, Murdostoun and Fortissat Community Council chairman Frank Cain.
At last week’s Local Area Partnership meeting in the Houldsworth Centre, Mr Cain revealed concerns have been raised by residents who have used the new car park.
The £23million pound facility opened last year, with the new car park opening in June this year – a three-month delay on the original projected opening in March.
The two-storey car park has space for 243 vehicles including disabled parking but Frank believes it is simply not good enough.
He said: “The distance you have to walk from the disabled spaces is far too much for some elderly people.
“The reason people will be using these spaces is because they’re not in great health and to ask them to walk so far is a struggle.
“When you look at the spaces too, a lot of people don’t use their blue badges and I think the car park needs to be patrolled better.
“I’ve had a lot of people complain to me about this and I wanted to raise the point
Blue bays For disabled drivers at the Houldsworth Centre Dangerous Frank Cain believes distance is too far
Disappointment Expressed by Frank Cain (centre)