Town's motorists driven round the bend by parking restrictions
Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 19:36 GMT on Tuesday 26th February, 2013.
Picture is copyright of Bill Henry and used on his courtesy.
CUMBERNAULD motorists have had a lot to deal with over the past few years. Increasing insurance premiums, MOT costs, maintenance costs and fuel prices have taken the ease and privileges out of owning a car.
However, a new menace has been pestering local drivers; parking restrictions.
Facilities and car parks all over Cumbernauld have been rapidly employing parking restrictions as a way to keep their car accommodation facilities on the move.
Businesses such as Cumbernauld Town Centre, Burger King, Blockbuster, Dominos and B&M utilise such services to request that their car parks are either for the use of customers, time limited, or both.
Picture is copyright of Bill Henry and is used on his courtesy.
Angry motorists have raised eyebrows over the ever-increasing used restrictions, arguing that tighter restrictions will not help Cumbernauld’s already falling foot-fall.
Euro Car Parks, who monitor most Cumbernauld car parking facilities, including Cumbernauld Town Centre parking amenities and South Muirhead Road Retail Park, said:  “Euro Car Parks is internationally renowned for its first class parking services, instantly recognisable and highly respected brand, outstanding customer service and market leading expertise.”
One motorist has contacted Cumbernauld Media anonymously to talk of his anger at the parking restrictions.
At Cumbernauld’s Burger King, with his family, the motorist in question overstayed his limit and was hit with a £70 fine after CCTV at the restaurant’s car park clocked his car’s details
ANPR CCTV at Blockbuster. Picture courtesy of Bill Henry.
“Euro Car Parks is firmly established as a market leader in the car parking industry. Based on decades of industry experience, Euro Car Parks is internationally renowned for its extensive and outstanding car parking services,” a spokesperson for Euro Car Parks told Cumbernauld Media.
Cumbernauld Media contacted Burger King UK to ask why they use the parking restrictions and whether they recognise that such restrictions lose them custom.
Burger King failed to respond before the publication of this article. 
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