LETTERS are to be sent to Hawick residents and businesses to remind them of parking regulations on the High street.

Yesterday Scottish Borders Council’s Petitions and Deputations Committee were told about the extent of the problem and are now trying to encourage people to park their cars off the main street.

Councillor Alec Nicol, Chairman of the Petitions and Deputations Committee, said: "The committee listened carefully to the points raised by the deputation from Hawick and agreed that while a report regarding on-street parking will come before the full council next month.

"But there are some things that could be done immediately which may alleviate some of the issues in the short term."