Angus Council considers parking issues in Montrose and Angus

Cars parked illegally on double yellow lines on Montrose High Street is a regular sight
Cars parked illegally on double yellow lines on Montrose High Street is a regular sight

There are currently two topics which are guaranteed to be brought to the Review’s attention, time and time again.

One is dog fouling, and the other is indiscriminate parking.

Angus councillor Bill Duff has joined in the parking debate, acknowledging that this has become a hot topic not just in Montrose but all over Angus.

Councillor Duff said: “Since Police Scotland withdrew Angus’s two traffic wardens, motorists have taken advantage to park thoughtlessly and town centres have become clogged by drivers who overstay in on-street bays.

“Angus Council is currently progressing decriminalisation of parking enforcement, which will take some time.

“The council has now set up a member officer group to review the options for town centre parking going forward.”

Councillor Duff continued: “I have been appointed as a member of the parking working party.

“This has become a frustrating issue and we need to ensure that our town centres remain vibrant and attractive to both consumers and the business community.

“I am pleased to be participating constructively in finding a solution to this problem.”

Since the wardens were withdrawn readers have constantly pointed out that some motorists are exceeding street parking limits, and blocking spaces that could be used by shoppers in our High Street.