Alastair Majury on Bridge of Allan Seeks Views on Parking

Local Councillor Alastair Majury Backs Bridge of Allan Community Council Parking Consultation

Stirling Council has set up a working group to carry out a review of their out-of-date Parking Strategy, and there will be individual community parking management plans consulted on, including for Dunblane and Bridge of Allan.

As a result of this Bridge of Allan Community Council are undertaking a review of the current parking restrictions in place within the town, specifically on Henderson Street and Fountain Road. This survey is being used to collect the views of those who live, work or visit Bridge of Allan. to inform our consultation exercise to ensure that any changes are reflective of the wishes of all parties. The consultation has received hundreds of responses but Bridge of Allan Community Council are seeking additional responses to ensure that any changes are reflective of the wishes of all parties, the survey closes on Friday the 30th March 2018.

Research into parking strategy has shown that more parking spaces do not necessarily mean greater commercial success, as a well-managed parking scheme, where spaces ‘turn over’ frequently can help to increase the number of visitors coming to a town centre and thereby helping local businesses. Also, that there is no such thing as ‘free’ parking, as the costs of developing, maintaining parking spaces, and then enforcing proper use to ensure good traffic flow have to be borne by somebody. In the case of council operated parking (on street or off street) any costs that are not covered by parking revenue falls to local Council Tax payers.

Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:

“I raised the important matter of the continuing serious problems with parking in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan that are impacting local businesses and residents alike at the council meeting in December. I am pleased to see that the Bridge of Allan Community Council is taking a proactive approach, and I would encourage as many people as possible to take the time to complete the survey.”

Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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