Make your case to the councillors

Councillors Frank McNally (left) and Paul Kelly
Councillors Frank McNally (left) and Paul Kelly

Two local councillors have been appointed to a new North Lanarkshire Council working group reviewing town centre car parking.

Motherwell West councillor Paul Kelly and Mossend and Holytown councillor Frank McNally, who represent the Motherwell and Bellshill areas respectively on the group, want to know about parking concerns.

The review will look at current parking provision across the area and ways to improve facilities for local residents.

Councillor Kelly said: “In Motherwell a great deal of work is going on to improve parking facilities with new car parks opened in partnership with SPT and another to be built at Scott Street.

“But it’s clear more needs to be done, I have seen for myself how difficult it can be for local Motherwell commuters to get spaces.

“One issue already highlighted is residents of South Lanarkshire using Motherwell car parks at the detriment of local residents and businesses.”

Councillor McNally added: “The parking problems in Bellshill have been well publicised and I am pleased that the group has been established to try and find solutions.

“Key to this will be finding ways of attracting rail commuters away from our town centre car parks which are always full, and into the purpose-built park and ride, which is often half empty.”