‘Cheap shot’

Dear Editor:

I too was shocked to find that paid parking had been installed at the new Trailside Medical Centre in Aboyne. My question is , how did they manage to get that under the radar? Nobody seemed to see that coming.

Are the people concerned so totally out of touch with things, or are they just so arrogant that they think they can get away with it? It has long been declared, by all the groups and citizens of Fergus that have given funding towards the Hospital that they wanted parking for medical services to be free. It is not rocket science to understand that this would also include doctors’ offices and the lab, services which had previously been free.

These individuals must know it is wrong, but they have thrust their bottom feeding ideas upon the sick and the frail  knowing it will be difficult to fight back.

I wonder if council or the hospital administration department knew anything about this and do they intend to do anything about this dysfunctional cheap shot?

I had previously written, before the new hospital opened, that the infrastructure for “paid parking” had been installed at the new hospital and that people concerned should be put on notice that it would be unacceptable to continue with it; but now, here we are anyway.

Someone has applied “the thin end of the wedge” and it won’t be long before it is pushed in further. It is time to stand up and let our voices be heard, before the whole situation gets out of hand.

Malcolm McCulloch,