A NUMBER of minor accidents involving lorries have taken place in a Peeblesshire village, a meeting has heard.

The issue at the West Linton Co-op was discussed at a recent community council meeting.

“We are heading for double yellow lines,” said Mark McDavid, chairman of West Linton Community Council (WLCC), after hearing it would prove hard to enforce delivery times at the store.

Up to four lorries a day deliver to the Co-op, on the village’s Main Street, and are supposed to come between 7am and 10am but a sign stating this is missing, the meeting heard.

Between those hours it was stated there is supposed to be no parking on the road outside. At WLCC’s meeting on Monday evening, Tweeddale West councillor Viv Thomson said: “Scottish Borders Council would provide us with another sign, but enforcing the times of the deliveries would be difficult.”

The issue was raised after a number of minor accidents while lorries were making deliveries in the narrow street.

The meeting heard that parking enforcement officers never visit the village and Mr McDavid added: “It is more complicated than a sign.”