Car park woes

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Business leaders in Newton Stewart were shaking their heads in dismay this week after the council allowed “the shows” to set up shop in Riverside Car Park reducing the number of car parking spaces on a bank holiday weekend.

The same situation arose last October.

Newton Stewart Business Association chairman Gordon Andrews said: “Half the car park has gone again with no consultation. Visitors coming into the town this weekend will find there is no where to park and they will go on to Gatehouse or Stranraer. Why are we shooting ourselves in the foot?”

No comment from the council was forthcoming at the time of going to print.