A CALL for evidence on parking issues in Borders town centres has been issued by Scottish Borders Council’s Parking Issues Working Group.

The working group is currently gathering evidence and researching what happens in other local authority areas and will report back to the Executive Committee later this year with recommendations.

An online survey has now been launched to give local people and businesses the opportunity to provide evidence of any issues faced in their communities.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure and chair of the working group, said: “As part of our evidence gathering we want to hear from people on specific places, days and times when parking is a problem. This information must be as specific as possible to ensure that we have the full picture and can compare to any existing regulations and explore potential for additional spaces, restrictions and enforcement.”

The working group comprises Councillors Edgar (Ind), Andy Anderson (SNP), Carol Hamilton (Cons), Euan Jardine (Cons), Clair Ramage (SNP), Euan Robson (Lib Dem) and Robin Tatler (Ind).

The survey can be access at: https://scotborders.citizenspace.com/