Council to get tough over ‘dangerous’ car parking
4:00pm Friday 21st September 2012 in News
POLICE and council enforcement officers are getting tough with inconsiderate parking causing chaos at the entrance to Ammanford bus station.
A council spokesman said vehicles could be towed away with prosecutions following.
County executive board member for transport services, Cllr Colin Evans, said there had been issues for some time with cars parking outside or opposite the bus station entrance. He said: “This is a danger to pedestrians and road users, hazardous for buses and motorists negotiating the road as well as causing unnecessary hold-ups.”
Most of the motorists apprehended admitted to parking up there while they visited the “electric beach” at a nearby tanning studio.
The bus station has reopened after a considerable makeover to bring it into line with Carmarthen and Llanelli bus stations and make is safer for users. There is still a small amount of work to be completed before it is officially reopened.
A council spokesman said police had been consulted and parking offenders, because of the dangers posed, would be prosecuted and their vehicles possibly towed away.