Parking blitz in Forfar

An unusually empty Castle Street after Police officers arrived to issue parking tickets.
An unusually empty Castle Street after Police officers arrived to issue parking tickets.

Motorists tempted to flaunt the law in Forfar town centre were hit in the pocket last week during a purge on illegal and irresponsible parking.

Over a two day period, Police Scotland officers issued 30 tickets to motorists to drive home the message that parking restrictions should be adhered to at all times.

Commenting on the campaign, PC Scott Anderson of the community policing team said: “Police in Forfar have been out taking action against drivers who are parking on single and double yellow lines in Forfar town centre.

“Since the loss of the traffic wardens employed in the legacy Tayside Police the number of complaints received regarding illegal parking across the area has increased and is now one of the most common complaints in the town.

“Unlike Dundee and Perth, where illegal parking is dealt with by the local authority, parking enforcement in Angus falls under the jurisdiction of the Police. Last week over a two day period 30 parking tickets were issued in the town centre. There is ample parking in the centre of town with two large car parks in Myre Road and The Greens; however there are drivers who choose not to use them and opt to park on the yellow lines.

“The feedback received from the public while officers have been carrying out the enforcement has been very positive. Local officers will continue to carry out parking enforcement and would appeal to drivers to park sensibly and refrain from parking on yellow lines. They are there to help keep the traffic flowing and keep people safe.”