The combined efforts of the Advertiser and local radio station Black Diamond FM have paid off – with parking charge warning signs erected outside a Dalkeith supermarket.
Lidl car park had become the focus of attention following claims that shoppers were being hit with £90 penalty fines as a result of inadequate signage.
The issue was reported in the Advertiser, and also given airspace on Black Diamond, when SNP MSP Colin Beattie and Dalkeith and District Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) advisor Jimmy Campbell were on hand to make a case for improved signage.
Within two days of the Advertiser hitting the streets – and 24 hours after the radio show aired – 10 signs had been erected at the car park.
Caroline Crawford, of Black Diamond, was delighted with the result. She said: “It’s amazing that this has been turned around in such a short space of time.”
Read full story in the April 25 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.