Inconsiderate motorists continue to pose problems in St David Street

Vehicles parking on St David Street are continuing to cause disruption to the flow of traffic through the town.

Community Liaison Officer Billy Rattray explained: “There has always been an issue of vehicles being parked on the double yellow lines in St David Street.

“The problem has recently been aggravated by the presence of works to buildings on the street, with cones and barriers making the street even more difficult to navigate.

“As motorists using the area will know, it only takes one vehicle parked on the yellow lines to cause significant tailbacks in either direction which can have an effect on traffic from Airlie Street and Market Street.

“The street is also busy with pedestrian traffic and the tailbacks present a real safety issue, causing pedestrians difficulty in crossing the road due to the line of sight being obscured.”

Constable Rattray continued: “Given the blatant disregard some drivers show for the presence of the double yellow lines, we, along with traffic wardens, will be focusing attention on the area, with £30 fixed penalty parking tickets issued to vehicles found parked illegally. The common excuse of, “I’m just popping into a shop for a minute”, will not be accepted, and anyone doing so should expect to find a ticket on their car.

“I would also urge disabled badge holders to explore the need to park on this street, and ask themselves if the disabled person needs to exit the car personally? If not I would kindly ask that the vehicle is parked in a nearby car park.”

There are several alternatives to parking on St David Street including two car parks on Maisondieu Lane, one in Market Street and one in Church Street, all of which are under a minute’s walk to St David Street.

Vandalism: Sometime between 8.30 am and 3 pm on Thursday, November 3, a dark blue Nissan had its rear windscreen wiper deliberately broken whilst the vehicle was parked and unattended in the lower car park at Brechin High School.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or for anyone with any information to contact them on 0300 111 2222 or any officer at Brechin Police Office.

Items lost: This week the police have in their possession a number of coats, jackets and an umbrella handed in from The Northern Hotel having been found in the Hudsons Bar over a period of time.

If you believe any of the 17 items could be yours call to view between 10 am and 2 pm, Monday to Friday or telephone 0300 111 2222 to enquire. Meanwhile, sometime during the afternoon of Wednesday, November 2, a black ipod touch with a silver back has been lost within Brechin High School or its grounds.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have found this item to hand it in to the police office as soon as possible, or alternatively to the school.

The police office is open 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

If you are unable to hand it in during these times, and have received no response to trying the bell, please either use the external phone on the office wall or call the office on the above non-emergency number and arrangements can be made to uplift any found item.

Be reminded that theft by finding is an offence. Parents are asked to check with their children that the item has not been found by their child.