Parking chaos in Forfar

Dispatch readers have taken to our social media channels in their droves this week after we asked you about the declining standard of parking in Forfar since the removal of the traffic wardens.

We were informed about a recent incident on Prior Road where poorly parked cars blocked the road for large vehicles, leaving lorries and buses to perform three-point turns or reverse for huge distances, causing serious disruption to traffic.

Several of our readers got in touch with us after that, posting on our Facebook page telling us about similarly dropping standards that they had witnessed.

A concerned resident said: “There is a single yellow line outside my house with a sign saying ‘No parking between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.’

“Today, the cars simply parked on the other side of the road – where nobody ever parks. Vehicles were having to zig-zag between the cars to get through.

“Do we need more double yellow lines to prevent idiotic parking?”

Police Scotland told us that parking is a council matter.

Angus Council were unavailable for comment at the time of going to print on Tuesday (yesterday).