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Parking restrictions to finally be enforced in Grantown

By Gavin Musgrove

Motorists in Grantown are being warned that parking restrictions are now finally being enforced in the town.

Highland Council has said it has rolled-out the clamp down in 19 more towns and villages in the Highlands including the Strathspey capital.

So-called parking enforcement officers have been patrolling Inverness and Fort William for the past two years.

The council took over the role after Police Scotland said it would no longer funding parking wardens.

The lack of parking enforcement is a recurring theme in communities in the strath.
The lack of parking enforcement is a recurring theme in communities in the strath.

One of the most frequent complaints in the strath are issues caused by rogue parking on the main streets.

However, the success in Grantown will depend on the frequency of spot visits from parking officials.

A council spokeswoman said: "Phase two sees the rollout with enforcement delivered in a further 19 locations on roads containing on-street parking, waiting and loading prohibitions and restrictions within Alness, Brora, Broadford, Dingwall, Dunvegan, Grantown, Invergordon, Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, Kyleakin, Mallaig, Nairn, Portree, Scrabster, Sligachan , Storr, Tain, Thurso, Ullapool and Wick.

"Mobile officers have begun patrolling these townships on a random basis and are operating from bases in Fort William, Skye and Inverness.

"Officers will initially be issuing warning notices to all vehicles in contravention for a two week period but will issue full Penalty Charge Notices where they deem appropriate.

"Officers will also be collating local information on signing and lining to ensure that any corrections required are delivered timelessly to allow full enforcement."

Further details are available on-line at www.highland.gov.uk/parking

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