A DUNFERMLINE snack van is losing money every day due to parking by staff from a local call centre.

Ann Stewart is having to watch hungry customers drive past her Wee Jamie's Diner business on Pitreavie Way as staff from Lloyds Banking Group park in spaces used by regular customers.

She told the Press: "People aren't stopping as they think we're busy with other customers.

"That's not the case, it's staff from the bank who are taking up space.

"They're all from the bank. They park near the van here and then I see them walking to their work at the call centre.

"There's been cases of this over the last two years, and nothing has ever been done about it.

"My regular customers will stop and find somewhere else to park and come here but new customers just drive past as they either can't get a close space or they think we're mobbed."

Ann has run the fresh snack van for 14 years and operates between 6am and 2pm from Monday to Saturday.

She claims it is not just her business that is being affected by the inconsiderate parking of Lloyds workers from the Pitreavie Business Park office.

"There are times when cars and lorries are parking on both sides of the road and that causes real issues for the emergency services," she said.

"It could lead to problems for ambulances or fire engines getting through if there's parking on either side of the road. They would need to squeeze through or not get through at all.

"That's not being considered at all by these drivers."

A spokesperson for Lloyds Banking Group said: "We are working hard to ensure that wherever possible our colleagues are able to use the onsite parking that is available for them and therefore keep the use of other nearby publicly-available spaces to a minimum."