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Lanarkshire funeral directors slapped with bus lane fine for dropping grieving family at wake

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An East Kilbride funeral directors has slammed Glasgow City Council after they were slapped with a bus lane fine for dropping a grieving family at a wake.

Hester and Lalli Independent Funeral Care appealed a Bus Lane Enforcement Charge for taking a bereaved family to the Grant Arms Pub on Argyle Street in the city centre for the funeral purvey.The drop-off in front of the pub took place last month - with the family facing walking in the lashing rain.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android But Hester and Lalli were recently notified that an appeal to waive the fine had been rejected by Glasgow City.They are calling for funeral limousines to be given the same dispensation as taxis, which can use bus lanes.

A furious Dee Lalli told Lanarkshire Live : "Our funeral family limousine, was taking a bereaved family to Argyle Street for the funeral purvey. "It was lashing with rain and knowing it was a bus lane, we still dropped the family off in front of the venue."First of all, funeral family limousines, the purpose is to pick up from their door and take them to their final drop off point."Secondly, the family are in mourning, it's pelting down, why on earth would you drop them off at some corner from where they have to walk in the pouring rain to get to their destination?"Taxis are permitted, buses are

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