Dozy parkers given warning by MP in Bishopbriggs

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INCONSIDERATE motorists have been told to stop parking in residential streets by concerned residents and their MP.

The Herald recently reported that householders in Coltpark Avenue, Stuart Drive and Coltpark Lane, in Bishopbriggs, were angry that there was a massive increase in cars parking in the area.

They claim the cars belong to workers from the Arnold Clark branch on Kirkintilloch Road.

Residents say the vehicles are parked dangerously on the streets and are blocking drivieways.

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson was contacted by several constituents and has written to the general manager of Arnold Clark in Bishopbriggs.

Ms Swinson told the Herald this week she had received a response to say that the company was now using their compound on Crowhill Road to store some of their vehicles, freeing up some parking for staff.

Ms Swinson (pictured) said: “I fully understand the concerns of people in the area and sympathise with residents fed-up with never being able to park outside their own homes.

“Local residents are rightly angry at the careless parking of a small minority of people.

“I would ask those who park inconsiderately not to do so.”

She added: “I hope the measures taken by Arnold Clark will lead to improvements, but the proof will be in residents’ experiences.”

A spokesperson for Arnold Clark said: “Arnold Clark Bishopbriggs is utilising the compound at Crowhill Road to store some of its vehicles and, as a result, created parking for its staff vehicles.

“Arnold Clark staff have the utmost respect and consideration for the local residents and we have instructed them, where possible, to park on site.”

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