Parking team gets tough on Girvan

SAFE AND SENSIBLE: South Ayrshire Council new parking attendants were out and about on Dalrymple Street yesterday.
SAFE AND SENSIBLE: South Ayrshire Council new parking attendants were out and about on Dalrymple Street yesterday.

PARK right attendants were on patrol in Girvan yesterday as South Ayrshire Council’s new force takes control.

Earlier this month South Ayrshire Council took over responsibility for parking enforcement from Strathclyde Police, establishing a new eight-strong team in a bid to make regulation more frequent.

On the launch of the scheme a council spokeswoman said: “The introduction of our dedicated parking team means that while the rules and regulations regarding where you can and can’t park stay the same, they will be more regularly enforced with attendants out on the street every day – including evenings, where required.

“The main objective of the change is to encourage safe and sensible parking that increases road safety for all road users and helps tackle traffic congestion.”

Strathclyde Police will continue to enforce ‘endorsable’ traffic offences, such as dangerous parking or causing a serious obstruction. These are offences for which you can receive points on your driving licence as well as a fine.

To find out more about the Park Right scheme visit www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/documents/parkright.pdf or call 0300 123 0900.