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Complaints about 'rogue parking' in Elgin


By Alistair Whitfield

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Some residents are complaining about repeated 'rogue parking' on the pavements along Academy Street

They say the partial blocking of the narrow street's pavements is a particular problem for older people who use walking aids or wheelchair users.

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The residents have contacted Moray's MP Douglas Ross who, in turn, has written to both Moray Council and Police Scotland.

Scotland became the first part of the UK to ban pavement parking last year, with provisions contained in the Transport (Scotland) Bill 2019.

Mr Ross said:"It's a narrow street, but drivers should not be parking on the pavement.

"Anyone in a wheelchair or using a walking aid is forced onto the road to get past. It is dangerous and runs the risk of serious accidents.

"The Scottish Parliament introduced a ban on pavement parking as part of the Transport Bill last year. Those responsible should not be allowed to get away with breaking the law.

"I have written to both Moray Council and Police Scotland to ask what is being done to address this."

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