A DENNISTOUN woman who was threatened with having her legs broken has been left another threatening note in a parking dispute. 

Catherine Mitchell, 59, was frightened by a note taped to her car demanding that she no longer parks on Alexandra Gate.
She was left a similar note last year which threatened to break her legs.

The letter left on her car on Friday read: “Dear Sir [sic], I’m sure you’ve been written [to] and on many occasions. Thus I cannot quite fathom what it is failing to get through?! As a non-resident you are not permitted to use this car park STOP PARKING HERE!!”

Catherine thinks it could be the same angry resident who threatened to break her legs last year. 

Glasgow Times:

Catherine lives and works on Alexandra Parade but often struggles to get parking on the busy main road. 

She often parks on the street leading up to a private car park for residents of new-build flats above retail units on Alexandra Parade. 

A sign at the top of the street warns: “Private parking. Residents only.”

But Catherine thinks leaving threatening notes is not the way to go about changing things.

She said: “It’s getting no one anywhere.

“I had my car’s window put in four or five years ago and have had it keyed up and down, too.”

She has raised the issue with her local councillor, Elaine McDougall. 

The Labour representative for Dennistoun said: “Catherine contacted me on 4 September 2020 to inform me of this incident.  I am absolutely appalled that Catherine has been targeted this way again.

Catherine has contacted the Police herself.  However, after learning of this awful incident I contacted Police Scotland to request an update on the case and to ensure that the police were offering full support and providing a plan of action in order that my constituent can feel safe in her home and the surrounding area where she lives.

She explained that the parking situation in the East End was fraught and hopes for a similar scheme as in Hyndland to be brought in to allow residents to park anywhere within certain boundaries. 

A spokesman for Newton Properties, the factor of the block of flats at Alexandra Gate confirmed that the road was private and that only residents of the development should park there.

Glasgow Times:

It is understood that efforts have been made to erect a barrier on the street but that these have been blocked by a minority of residents.