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Amnesty in Rothesay street as new parking regime goes live

A temporary amnesty has been declared in Battery Place in Rothesay for vehicles which park on the pavement on the seaward side of the street. Elsewhere in the town, and in the rest of Argyll and Bute, vehicles parked illegally now run the risk of receiving a �60 penalty ticket from the council.

A temporary amnesty has been declared in Battery Place in Rothesay for vehicles which park on the pavement on the seaward side of the street. Elsewhere in the town, and in the rest of Argyll and Bute, vehicles parked illegally now run the risk of receiving a �60 penalty ticket from the council.

 

Argyll and Bute’s new ‘decriminalised parking enforcement’ regime went live on Monday - but a temporary amnesty has already been declared in one part of Rothesay.

Motorists are now liable for a £60 fine if they breach one of a number of parking regulations after Argyll and Bute Council took over responsibility for parking enforcement from Police Scotland last month.

But Bute councillor Robert Macintyre told The Buteman on Monday that vehicles parked on the pavement of the seaward side of Battery Place would not be ticketed - for the time being at least - following complaints from guest house owners in the area about the lack of parking space.

Councillor Macintyre said he and his fellow Bute councillors, Len Scoullar and Isobel Strong, were attempting to set up a meeting with Jim Smith, the authority’s head of roads and amenity services, to discuss a longer term solution.

 

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