There is a school of thought that the parking charges are a fait accompli and talk of consultation little more than a sham. News from Dingwall today will certainly feed the many suspicious minds in Nairn.
Today's Ross-shire Journal quotes Dingwall Councillor Graham MacKenzie:
|Anti-parking charges sentiment growing in Dingwall
“It was made quite clear at the meeting that the council administration feel that the decision has been made that parking charges will be introduced.
“Any consultation they do have now will be about how to implement them and how much to charge
“They are only planning to consult with what they call community leaders and I'm not clear who they are."
Cllr MacKenzie is calling for the plans to be deferred for a full public consultation. He is planning a motion to the full council on May 10. More in the Ross-shire Journal.
This observer wonders if our councillors will find common cause with others in the Highlands to stop the parking charges. The Gurn has written to Cllr Tom Heggie, Peter Saggers and Laurie Frasre to ask them how they plan to stop parking charges coming to Nairn and what form the promised consultation will take.