Councillor condemns pavement parking in Paisley Councillor condemns pavement parking in Paisley
A local councillor has spoken out about continuous poor parking within his ward. Councillor Kenny MacLaren has been contacted by a number of constituents about... Councillor condemns pavement parking in Paisley

A local councillor has spoken out about continuous poor parking within his ward.

Councillor Kenny MacLaren has been contacted by a number of constituents about an increasing problem of parked cars blocking the pavements in Marchfield Avenue, Paisley.

Cllr MacLaren told Renfrewshire News that it is suspected that a number of people are parking here to avoid paying for parking charges at Glasgow Airport as a number of the cars have been parked in the same spot for days. Previously when this issue was raised last year local community police officers managed to talk to some of the drivers and the problem was stopped.

There is also an added concern this year that there is a building site on Marchfield Avenue, resulting in one side of the street being blocked off for any parking.

MacLaren, SNP councillor for Paisley Northwest, said: “Yet again inconsiderate drivers are parking on pavements making it difficult for people with prams, wheelchairs or walking aids to use the pavement.”

“There is no need for these cars to park on the pavement, it is just the action of inconsiderate selfish drivers who don’t give a damn about pedestrians and those who have mobility aids. This affects not just those with mobility problems but also families with prams.

“I’ve contacted both the police and community safety team to see what action can be taken to either fine drivers or move their cars.

“This problem lasts all day, the building site and the offices nearby may be contributing to the problem but there were also cars parked irresponsibly later in the evening. Previously local residents have claimed that some of the cars are parked for days on end, sometimes for a week or two, and they have seen drivers coming out of cars with suitcases and heading for the airport.

“It seems these drivers are too cheap to use proper parking facilities and don’t care who they inconvenience as long as they get to park without paying for it.”