A CAMPAIGN group has been set up to oppose an imminent 70 per cent price rise in resident parking in Partick, Glasgow.

Jennifer Douglas is galvanising furious motorists in the area who claim the rise is penalising residents who rely on their cars.

While Glasgow City Council argues it is the first price rise in 13 years, campaigners say the existing charge was only introduced in Partick in 2017, with the new rate too steep a rise.

On August 20, the cost of an annual permit will rise from £50 to £85 or quarterly, from £15 to £23.75.

Ms Douglas, who founded Oppose The Increased Parking Charges In Partick, Dowanhill and Yorkhill, said: “The council’s justification is that there had been no increase since 2005 – which is fair enough – but the charges only got introduced in Partick last year.

“Maybe, they could have introduced a price rise for other places and not Partick. There should have been more analysis on it. I would like to see the council rethink what they have done or even reduce the increase in line with inflation.”

Motorists visiting the area will also have to pay to park during chargeable hours.

It will now cost 20p per 15 minutes for up to an hour and 40p per 15 minutes thereafter.