Disabled parking facilities to increase at leisure centre

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Councillor Ian Tait is delighted that additional disabled parking facilities will soon be available within the public car park at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre.

Commenting on the increase in parking facilities, Councillor Tait said: “The car park is a public car park, serving the South Church, Leisure Centre, Football ground and also general public use.

“I received a request for more disabled parking spaces which will soon be there permanently at the Leisure centre.

“Many elderly and disabled people go there regularly and it is important to ensure they have the right type of parking there for them.

“The council’s policy on all car parks is to allocate 5% of spaces or two, whichever is the greater number for the exclusive use of blue badge holders.

“The information I have for the Fraserburgh Leisure Centre Car Park is that there are 149 spaces overall with five of these spaces allocated for the exclusive use of blue badge holders. Two of these are allocated at the church end of the car park and three outside the centre entrance.

“As there should be 5% allocated for the exclusive use of blue badge holders for a car park of 149 spaces this should be eight spaces.

“With five spaces there already, the roads officers have assured me they will arrange for three more spaces to be marked off and I have asked the roads department to lay down these new spaces as close to the entrance of the leisure centre as they can.”