Dundee University has cancelled parking tickets issued to Gate Church parishioners on Sunday.
As we reported, up to 20 worshippers were issued with £30 penalties for parking in a university car park without a permit.
West End Councillor Richard McCready contacted the university after reading about the crackdown in The Courier.
He said: “I understand why the university wants to protect its car parking spaces but I think that it is important that the university interacts with the local community.
“The University of Dundee is, on the whole, a good neighbour. I hope that they might look at some way of making car parking spaces available on a Sunday, which might help those attending services at the Gate Church as well as some other churches on the Perth Road.”
A spokesman for the university confirmed that the parking tickets would be cancelled.
He said: “We have had discussions with the church to the effect that worshippers can park in the car park on a Sunday, without a permit, but will still have to pay the parking charge outlined on the signs, which are clearly displayed.”
A spokesman for the Gate Church welcomed Mr McCready’s support, adding: “He will be contacting the university on our behalf to ask them to look again at our request to borrow or rent car parking space on Sundays.”