Stirling Council’s engagement over proposed changes to parking management continues with a public consultation in Doune.

The event will be held on Friday 20th September between 3-8pm in the Woodside Hotel to gather the community’s views on parking issues they are experiencing in Doune and what they feel can be done to alleviate these problems.

The event will also provide an opportunity to learn about the process being undertaken to develop the community parking management plan (CPMP) for Doune, and how Stirling Council will be working in partnership with the community throughout this process.

Earlier this year, the Council carried out surveys in Doune car park and certain streets to gather information on the use and capacity of parking in the area.

A Doune CPMP Steering Group has already been set up, including representatives from Kilmadock Community Council, Stirling Area Access Panel, Doune Business Association, Historic Environment Scotland and Kilmadock Development Trust, Local Elected Members and Stirling Council Officers.

Councillor Jim Thomson, convenor of the Environment and Housing Committee said: “It is vital the community are involved in this process and we would encourage residents to come along and give their views.

“A critical part of getting that parking management right is being able to balance demand for parking without impacting on growth opportunities. This consultation will ensure that we work in collaboration with the Doune community to come up with the best solution that will meet their needs.”

Vice convenor of Environment and Housing, Councillor Danny Gibson said: “Parking and enforcement can be a contentious issue and we know this is the case in certain parts of Stirling.

“It is also an important element of improving the environment and improving our sustainability by limiting congestion and pollution and this consultation is a step in the right direction to addressing those issues.

“We hope the people of Doune feed into this process to give us their views.”

If anyone is unable to attend, more information and a survey will be available online at between 20th September and 10th October.