Summer of work ahead in car parks

Contractors are set to move into town centre car parks over the coming weeks to carry out improvement works and create new spaces.

East Dunbartonshire Council will be enhancing town centre car parks during June and July - with works phased to minimise disruption.

The Roman Road car park, in Bearsden, will see a 13 per cent rise in sapces - from 54 to 61.

Meanwhile capacity at the Woodburn Way car park, in Milngavie, from 46 to 54 - a 25 per cent hike.

Ellengowan car park, in Milngavie, will also expand its provision by 44 per cent - up from 16 to 24.

The disabled spaces at each car park will be retained.

To minimise disruption the contractor will be carrying out works on one car park at a time, starting with Woodburn Way from 15 June. Works are expected to last around a fortnight.

That will be followed by Ellengowan (works scheduled to take around a week and a half) and then Roman Road. It is estimated work will take around a fortnight there and it has been arranged to coincide with the school

Notices will be placed in the car parks a minimum of seven days prior to works commencing to keep the public informed.

Councillor Alan Moir, the council’s convener of development and regeneration, said: “I am pleased that improvement works are being carried out at the Roman Road, Woodburn Way and Ellengowan car parks - increasing the spaces available by between 13 and 44 per cent.

“We will be doing all we can to keep inconvenience to a minimum - helping to support local residents and traders.

“The new, improved car parks will be real boosts for the town centres - making it easier for shoppers to access the terrific range of retail outlets, hostelries and businesses in Milngavie and Bearsden.”

The improvements are being carried out at car parks across East Dunbartonshire as part of the next phase of Decriminalised Parking Enforcement - with parking charges being introduced in late summer at a number of council-owned car parks.