Councillor Alastair Majury on Council Enforcement Priorities Are All Wrong

Alastair Majury
4 min readFeb 18, 2020


Analysis of Stirling Council’s Open Datasets of Parking Control Notices (PCNs) and Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) by Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury has revealed that from April 2017 until December 2019 the council has issued just 604 FPNs, compared to 28,620 PCNs during May 2017 until December 2019.

This means that the total notices issued by the council during this period is 29,224, revealing that the council has focused on issuing parking tickets rather than on other duties with parking representing around 98% of this total, and FPNs just 2%. Stirling Council is also clearly focused on targeting motorists in Pay & Display parking areas with over half (52%/15,379) tickets issued relating to this.

Dog Fouling represents the area seeing the least focus with just 22 FPNs issued in nearly three years, representing just 0.08% of all tickets issued. Whilst Pay & Display parking violations represent a potential loss of revenue to the council, dog fouling represents a public health hazard as whilst rare contact with dog excrement can cause toxocariasis — a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures.

The top location for FPNs is Cowane Street in Stirling with 45 FPNs issued, and the top location outside of the city is Bridge of Allan’s Union street with just 12 FPNs issued. Based on the locations and number of tickets issued it would appear that Stirling Council’s priority is the city of Stirling with around 95% of all tickets issued there, with just 5% of tickets being issued throughout the rest of the council area.

Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:

“Our enforcement officers do an important and difficult job, and I am very grateful for all that they do. The complaint isn’t that people who park with a valid ticket will get a ticket but rather those who make other violations such as parking in a disabled bay, fly tipping, or dog fouling won’t get a ticket. Also, the fact that 95% tickets are issued within the city, there needs to be more enforcement activity in the rest of council area.

I believe that direction needs to come from the top for Pay & Display violations to be deprioritised, and for more focus to be spent tackling on issues that actually matter to the people, such as dog fouling, littering, and other parking offences such as parking in disabled pays without a blue badge.”

Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. 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.

Alastair Majury, is also a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.

For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.

As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.​A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. ​Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.

What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.​

Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.



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.