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New car park opens at Borders General Hospital

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An extra thirty-eight long stay parking spaces are now open for use at the Borders General Hospital.

The new Car Park 8, which was built after safety concerns were raised by patients, visitors, and staff, was completed last week.

It's hoped the new facility will free up more short stay spaces situated closer to the hospital for patients and visitors to use during clinic and visiting times.

"Inconsiderate and inappropriate parking on the Borders General Hospital site was increasing and was putting people at risk.

In recognising this we took proactive action to address the problems that were being experienced and we continue to monitor the use of the car parks to allow further developments, such as creating these additional spaces."

– EVELYN RODGER, INTERIM DIRECTOR OF ACUTE SERVICES

New car park opens at Borders General Hospital

Credit: ITV Border

An extra thirty-eight long stay parking spaces are now open for use at the Borders General Hospital.

The new Car Park 8, which was built after safety concerns were raised by patients, visitors, and staff, was completed last week.

It's hoped the new facility will free up more short stay spaces situated closer to the hospital for patients and visitors to use during clinic and visiting times.

"Inconsiderate and inappropriate parking on the Borders General Hospital site was increasing and was putting people at risk.

In recognising this we took proactive action to address the problems that were being experienced and we continue to monitor the use of the car parks to allow further developments, such as creating these additional spaces."

– Evelyn Rodger, Interim Director of Acute Services

Kendal car park causing controversy

Publicly-owned land in Kendal that has been controversially used as a free car park has cost South Lakeland District Council over £10,000.

New Road is an area of common ground that been parked on for free by hundreds of people working in the town for years.

Some people in the town have called it an eye-sore, but because of a lack of affordable parking, it has been allowed to remain.

However, the land has now had to be resurfaced because it was unsafe, and the work will be completed today.