Bo’ness traffic wardens could be ditched

Worries parking could become a free for all
Worries parking could become a free for all

Parking in Bo’ness town centre will be a ‘‘free for all” if plans to scrap police traffic wardens go ahead.

The wardens are set to be phased out as part of a cost-cutting exercise by new single national force Police Scotland.

One local councillor warns this will cause major disruption in the town, but says Falkirk Council can’t take over the responsibility.

Councillor Adrian Mahoney said: “Disabled people and the elderly will suffer the most from the withdrawal of this service with the risk of people parking indiscriminately in restricted bays, particularly in the town centre where there is the least free parking.

“We understand Police Scotland have to make cuts. However, the council are also having to make £35million in savings over the next three years, so it is not feasible for it to take this on.’’

Police Scotland are to consult with the public over the axing of wardens and Bo’ness people are being urged to make their views known through their community council, MP and MSP.