Newly painted double yellow lines have been added on the approaches to Lewis Sports Centre, in a bid to improve safety for pedestrians around the centre and council buildings.

The two new sets of lines are intended to remind drivers not to block emergency vehicle access and to make sure that pedestrians – especially children – are safe when entering and leaving the building.

A sport centre spokesman said: “We would be very grateful if customers did not park in these areas. Don't forget that in the evening it is possible to park in the Nicolson Institute car park at the rear of the building - handy if the weather is misbehaving! Many thanks for your cooperation.”