What’s your view on parking facilities?

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Car park users in Stonehaven are being asked for their input as part of an ongoing review being carried out by Aberdeenshire Council.

The local authority is reviewing car parking charges in Aberdeenshire and Kincardine to ensure they help create turnover of the spaces, encouraging visitors and boosting economic vitality.

Meetings with interested local bodies, such as business groups and community councils, have already taken place.

A number of initial proposals have been developed for each town, and any other ideas or suggestions can still be considered.

The council’s Tranportation Service is keen to hear from as many users of the car parks in Stonehaven as possible.

Any comments, proposals or suggestions will be used to further develop ideas for parking in the town.

The Stonehaven proposals up for comment include providing a 30-minute free period in the Market Square pay and display car park to encourage short visits to the town centre and the provision of angled bays in Ann Street to maximise parking opportunities.

Comments should be submitted no later than November 1 to: Strategy Manager, Transportation, Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB, or email: carparks@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

As well as looking at charging within car parks, the ongoing review is looking at making parking easier and more efficient by considering unique problems faced within individial communities.

The opportunity is also being taken to look at other aspects of parking, including: formalising the use of public car parks for commercial activities and events, excess charge notices, residents permits, parking charges in country parks, parking enforcement and cashless parking.

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