Penicuik fire crews in parking plea

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INCONSIDERATE parking is costing precious minutes for fire crews attending emergencies.

A narrow access road and on-street parking are combining to create a headache for firefighters at Penicuik Fire Station.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service is so concerned about the issue that advice cards are being left on the windscreens of vehicles to remind motorists to park considerately.

The problem was highlighted at last week’s Penicuik and District Community Council meeting, when members discussed the fire tender’s exit from its Loanburn Avenue base.

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