PRESS RELEASE - ANGUS PARKING CHARGES
LOCAL MP WRITES TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OVER PARKING CHARGES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie has written to Angus Council chief executive, Margo Williamson, regarding the Councils proposals for new parking charges.
The MP, who represents Angus towns such as Monifeith and Carnoustie raised concerns over small businesses and the high streets in the towns.
Angus Council has proposed to bring in charges of £1 for the first hour on and off-street, with a £2 two-hour on-street maximum and charges up to £4 in off street car parks.
The proposal has been condemned by many small businesses in Angus and a petition calling for a 30-minute grace period has already attracted nearly 3,000 signatures.
Commenting Stewart Hosie MP said:
“I understand that for many local authorities times are tough and savings have to be made but the council should be considering options that won’t harm small local businesses and residents in Angus especially considering Angus Council has received an extra £6 million from the Scottish Government in the last two years.”
“Places like Carnoustie and Monifeith in my constituency still have thriving high streets and I’m sure everyone is keen that is maintained. That is why I have written to the Chief Executive asking Angus Council to reconsider their position on parking charges.”