Weekly Poll Results – Accessible Parking

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about Accessible Parking. Question: Do you think parking, including parking on pavements, at dropped kerbs and double parking is a problem in your area? YES/NO Your Feedback: 93% (28 respondents) answered YES as parking, including parking on pavements, at dropped kerbs and double parking is a problem in their area. 7% (2 respondents) answered No. Your Comments: “Aberdeenshire no longer has traffic wardens and the police do not have the time to ticket every parking transgression. Therefore it is now a “free for all” with people parking wherever they want with no fear
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Transport Scotland – Improving Parking In Scotland

About This Consultation Transport Scotland wanted your views on improving the management of parking across Scotland and making regulation more consistent. The consultation asked how Transport Scotland can improve the clarity of the laws of parking, what restrictions should be applied and the exceptions that should be granted. Transport Scotland also aimed this consultation to local authorities to ask them how they can deliver an integrated approach to managing parking, how we should tackle displacement of vehicles and support the town centre regeneration, as well as improving accessibility to all.    Your Responses We reported our members feedback to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government
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Weekly Poll Results – Carer’s Allowance

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about Carer’s Allowance. Question: Have You Applied for Carer’s Allowance YES/NO Your Feedback: 73% (16 respondents) answered No as they had not applied for Carer’s Allowance. 27% (6 respondents) answered Yes as they had applied for Carer’s Allowance. Your Comments: “Been in receipt of CA for several years now and being in receipt of qualifying benefits then and now found it a very straight forward process” “My main carer also works and because of their earning they are not eligible for any payment even though the provide care in the evening and
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Weekly Poll results – Accessible Voting

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about Accessible Voting. Question: Do you think voting is accessible in Scotland? YES/NO Your Feedback: 67% (18 respondents) answered NO as they considered access to the polling station, travel to the polling station and also the accessibility of the ballot paper. 33% (9 respondents) answered YES that voting was accessible. Your Comments: “The “accessible” voting booths are not fit for purpose. The Shelf is too high, does not project far enough and the booth is not deep enough for most wheelchair users.” “Fairly good accessibility, but some venues not on bus routes.
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