Councillor Alastair Majury on Councillor calls for clarity over controversial £2 Dunblane parking fee proposal Update
As reported in the Stirling Observer last week there is a lack of clarity over proposals to introduce a £2 parking charge in peak hours at the Millrow and Haining car parks — a measure designed to quell levels of commuter parking in the town centre — has prompted fury from locals who rely on it to park their own vehicles or to work.
Whilst representatives of the Dunblane Community Council and Councillor Tollemache both supported these proposals last April, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury voted against the proposals due to the community not being consulted on the plans that went to committee for approval, with officers highlighting that they would have a chance to object during the standard Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process later.
Council offers have confirmed that for the avoidance of any doubt, the Council’s Environment and Housing Committee approved the following in regards to the Haining carpark:
“Officers will be required to undertake work to ensure that this accommodates residents (at no cost) who use Haining carpark as they have no driveway.” Residents who have no option but to use the carpark will be issued with a permit at no cost.
After a suggestion from a council officer, Stirling Council will also issue a letter to the nearby residents in order to help allay any fears.
Local Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“The idea time for those involved in the process to raise any objections was prior to last April’s committee meeting. I voted against these proposals as I felt that the community should have had the right to have had their say prior to councillors approving the plans and only being able to object via the TRO process. However, the £2 parking charge should be sufficient to deter commuters from using these car parks as a similar charge deters most from using Tesco’s lower car park. We need to be mindful of what impact any displaced parking will have on residents, and the parking situation will be reviewed after 6 months to see if the approved plans are working or not.”
Councillor Tollemache voted to agree the Dunblane CPMP which also had support of Dunblance CC and the outgoing BID at April’s E&H.
Councillor Majury (along with the Conservative Group) voted against the proposals as the extensive consultation didn’t include putting the plans that were agreed out to the public prior to going to E&H for approval.
The idea for a letter out to residents originated from a Council Officer and it has been agreed that this will be delivered to the relevant residents.
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.