A CONSULTATION has opened seeking the views of Borderers on parking and parking enforcement in town centres across the region.

Scottish Borders Council is keen to gauge public opinion as its officers examine the possibility of taking over responsibility for the enforcement of on-street parking regulations from Police Scotland.

Known as decriminalised parking enforcement, it enables a local authority to enforce its own parking policies, including the issuing of penalty charge notices to motorists breaching parking controls in specified areas.

By taking part in this consultation it will help the council get a better understanding of the public’s opinion on decriminalising parking in the Borders.

The consultation is open until May 31 and can be accessed at scotborders.citizenspace.com/assets-and-infrastructure/copy-of-parking-in-the-scottish-borders/