Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper said “There are long standing issues around commuter parking and the high volume of traffic travelling through the area and the subsequent inconvenience this is creating for residents, pedestrians and motorists. So it’s vital that there is a renewed focus on deterring illegal parking in the Aberfoyle area as the new term in the University is about to begin.
The locality has a significant number of older people who have particular mobility and access needs and unregulated parking in the area is creating hardship for many of these people. We have had a number of cases in the past when emergency vehicles have been unable to access Aberfoyle Crescent because of the volume of cars parked there. This is intolerable.
I’ve spoken to redcoats and PSNI on the issue and the police have also been in contact with the University.