Angry residents in Lenzie have voiced their opinions about a local car dealership, which they have branded an "eyesore".
People living in the small Scottish town, which is located six miles from Glasgow, say that the condition of the Arnold Clark dealership premises is detracting from the local area. They also say that the business has been parking cars on the street, causing both practical problems and again ruining the town's appearance.
Any car dealer choosing a new site must select a premises that can adequately cater to the business' needs. First and foremost it will need to be able to hold all the company's stock; parking vehicles for sale on the street will not only anger local residents, it will also mean that the cars will not be included on the firm's motor trade insurance policy if they should be damaged or stolen.
Other important considerations to make when picking a site for a showroom include the crime rate in the area and the state of the premises; both of these will have an impact on the cost of a motor trade insurance policy. As such, it is often worthwhile to use risk management experts, such as those Bollington can provide, to visit a site and advise on the best ways to negate potentially costly risks such as theft.
According to the Kirkintilloch Herald, the used car lot in Lenzie is on the site of a former petrol station, which might explain the inadequate facilities.
Tom Gray, secretary of the community council, commented: “Arnold Clark bought over the site more than a year ago ... The community council gets constant complaints that it is an eyesore. The dealer should at the very least paint it and make it look tidy. It’s a mess.”