by Ian Yuill on 13 March, 2020
Problems are continuing to be caused for people living on and near Deeside Drive by badly and thoughtlessly parked cars. Some cars have even been parked on the recently installed double yellow lines.
As residents know all too well, this is not a new problem. From what people tell me though it seems to be getting worse.
I succeeded last year in getting double yellow lines put in place at the bottom end of Deeside Drive and at some junctions on Deeside Drive. Whilst this has helped by making is safer for drivers to turn onto Deeside Drive at these junctions the problem of cars being parked right up to junctions moved further up Deeside Drive.
I asked late last year for double yellow lines to be put at all the junctions on Deeside Drive but sadly council staff refused to agree to this.
Many of these problems caused by badly and thoughtlessly parked cars were highlighted by people attending the public meeting held about this on Monday 9th March.
I have now:
If you see a car or other vehicle parked on the double yellow lines please contact the City Wardens on 03000 200 292 or by email at email@example.com. The law does not allow the City Wardens to issue parking tickets on the basis of what people tell them, even if they are given a photo of a vehicles on double yellow lines, but the more complaints that are made the more attention the City Wardens should give to Deeside Drive.
If a parked car is causing an obstruction then you should contact Police Scotland on 101. The City Wardens have no power to deal with vehicles causing an obstruction.
I will continue to work with residents, Braeside and Mannofield Community Council and others to try to find a solution for these continuing problems.1 Comment