Council slammed by family over disability parking

PARKING MAD: Mrs McArthur, pictured with Connor, wants exclusive use of the disabled parking space.
PARKING MAD: Mrs McArthur, pictured with Connor, wants exclusive use of the disabled parking space.

A Cumbernauld family with a severely disabled son have branded the council heartless after losing their exclusive right to a disabled parking space.

Jean and Frank McArthur from Afton Road in Kildrum need the space for their adopted son Connor.

Connor who attends Redburn School has a severe learning disability and uses a wheelchair.

These serious health issues stem from the fact that he was born with foetal alcohol syndrome.

His lack of mobility prompted the family to apply for the parking space four years ago and this was duly granted.

Ironically, the McArthurs only became aware that other blue badge holders could use their space when council workmen came to install a No Parking sign for non-authorised users.

The family has insisted that the matter has never been discussed with them, which the council denies.

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