POLICE have issued a warning to commuters parking dangerously in Glasgow’s Townhead.

Motorists face having their car towed if they chose to ignore guidance issued by the force.

Leaflets were distributed across the area on Monday morning.

The polite notice prohibits drivers from parking in a way that is causing obstruction to pedestrians, residents and other road users; in an area reserved for emergency vehicles around high rise flats; dangerously; on double yellow lines or yellow boxed areas and on grass verges and cobbled areas.

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Those who usually park in the manner described, are advised instead to use multi-storey car parks at Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and George Street.

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Townhead has had a long-running problem with parking, which was reported by the Evening Times in 2007.

Parking metres were introduced more than 10 years ago, forcing workers, including medical staff, to leave their cars in streets around Townhead.

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Glasgow City Council have taken steps to deter commuters from swamping public parking areas by increasing parking costs.

A spokesman for the local authority defended their decision to increase charges at museums including Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Riverside Museum and Kelvin Hall, by saying that it would deter commuters from ‘swamping’ the car parks.

From June, it was cost £6.40 to park for four hours - when it usually costs £1.

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