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Spaces for car sharing staff at hospital

An empty BGH car park after parking restriction signs were put up.

An empty BGH car park after parking restriction signs were put up.

Around 70 short-stay parking spaces at Borders General Hospital are to be turned over to car-sharing staff in a bid to ease parking issues.

At a public meeting in Darnick, Calum Campbell, NHS Borders chief executive, said the move would hopefully remove much of the parking that has blighted the village since new restrictions were brought in. The meeting was also attended by police officers and Brian Young, SBC’s roads network manager.

In response to concerns about the safety of both pedestrians and drivers from cars parked at junctions and on footpaths, the police officers told residents to report inconsiderate and dangerous parking through the 101 non-emergency number.

John Raine of NHS Borders, said he could not deny Darnick had been adversely affected by the new parking regime at the BGH.

 

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