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Parking woes continue for Collieston residents

By Kirsty Brown

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Residents in Collieston are being plagued with problems as visitors flock to the beach to enjoy the warm weather.

Constituents have been in touch with councillors with their concerns on blocked access within the village.

While they welcome people who wish to enjoy the seafront, cars parked on the pavement are causing issues for those who live locally.

Councillor Gillian Owen said: “Living in Ellon we are so lucky to have so many places that we can visit.

“Collieston is one such gem but I was astounded to see the chaos caused by anti-social parking.

“A week or so ago I met up with a couple of constituents who expressed their concern and were asking what the Council could do to help alleviate this worrying issue.

Parking in Collieston is causing problems for residents.
Parking in Collieston is causing problems for residents.

“With the end of the school holidays I suspect that visits will reduce but the parking will remain a problem.

“The residents love to welcome visitors to their village but some are getting very frustrated with cars abandoned on the pavement so that they can enjoy a day at the beach.

“I make a plea - can all visitors think about where they are parking their car?

“Will it impact on the blue light services should they be needed? Are you blocking someone’s drive, even a little bit? Could you park in the Cransdale Car Park rather than on the pavement?

“Collieston is there to be enjoyed by all so please park with consideration.

“I have contacted officers in the Council to see how we can work with local people to improve the parking but also to protect the residents as many of them do not have parking with their houses and need to park on the road.

“There is obviously a bigger issue regarding the shortage of parking and with the new laws coming in which will ban parking on pavements this problem will only get worse.”

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