Council urged to act over problem of disabled bays in Motherwell

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A RESIDENT of a Motherwell street has highlighted the need for North Lanarkshire Council to develop a clear policy when it comes to removing a disabled parking bay that is no longer being used.

Congestion increased on Forgewood Road after the local authority approved a disabled parking bay next to an existing one for over a year, according to the resident.

The resident said the bay was approved for a disabled person who has now left the property. She claims that when she contacted the council to ask for it to be removed, she was passed between departments.

She said: “Everyone I called at the council seemed surprised by the request as if it was unusual.

“Roads said it was a social work issue while the social work department said it was a roads issue. I have been going round in circles since I first contacted them over a month ago.”

North Lanarkshire Council says it was unaware the person had left the property, which is private, and will now need to investigate the issue.

For full story, see this week’s Motherwell Times, dated Thursday, May 5.