Jo Swinson local MP for East Dunbartonshire has written to the General Manager of Arnold Clark in Bishopbriggs about the parking situation on streets surrounding their store. Ms. Swinson has been contacted by several constituents who are appealing for something to be done
Residents have claimed that Arnold Clark staff use Kirkintilloch Road, Coltpark Avenue, Coltpark Lane and Stuart Drive to park their cars during the day, often preventing access to driveways and residential streets. They have even noted instances where the Council’s waste collection trucks are unable to pick up rubbish due to this problem.
Arnold Clark has responded that they are now using their compound on Crowhill Road to store some of their vehicles, freeing up some parking for staff.
Commenting Jo 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 and I would ask people who park inconsiderately not to do so.
“I hope the measures taken by Arnold Clark will lead to improvements but the proof will be in residents’ experiences.”
Jo’s letter to Arnold Clark is below:
64 Kirkintilloch Road
20 April 2012
I have been contacted by several constituents who wish to raise concerns about the parking situation around your store in Bishopbriggs.
I gather, from what residents have told me, that the staff use the surrounding streets, Kirkintilloch Road, Coltpark Avenue, Coltpark Lane and Stuart Drive, for their cars during the day. One constituent has advised me that she has to complain around twice a month about cars parked over her driveway, often preventing her accessing it. Another noted that some cars were parked so inconsiderately that it was impossible to access some residential streets. It has been noted that the Council’s waste collection trucks cannot gain access because of the problem.
Clearly, this situation is unacceptable and I hope that you will agree that it is something Arnold Clark need to address. I would be grateful for your comments on this, and if you could outline what actions are being taken to address the problem.
I appreciate your assistance in this matter and look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
Jo Swinson MP