Paid parking for Ballyconnell under consideration

Story by Seamus Enright

Tuesday, 5th April, 2016 5:48pm

Paid parking for Ballyconnell under consideration

The issue of parking restrictions of up to two hours on Main Street, Ballyconnell, was raised again when members of the Cavan-Belturbet Municipal District met last week.

At the meeting at the Market House in Blacklion, Fianna Fáil’s Sean Smith once again asked the executive to fix what he described as a “very serious and ongoing situation” whereby motorists with mobility issues are finding it difficult to frequent shops within the town environs.
It follows the removal of parking spaces in the centre square to make way for a new monument and Cllr Smith asked director of services for the area, Ger Finn, and senior engineer Derry Scanlan to come up with solutions.
Once again, Mr Scanlan put to the members present the idea of parking restrictions, saying that as many as 20 spaces could be freed up rotationally on one side of the street, if introduced.
He further stated, as before, that there were plenty of spaces for parking on the road approaching the football pitch.
“We can take it to public consultation,” he said, adding it may take a period of months before any decision is made going forward.
Multi-storey parking
The issue of parking validation at the multi-storey car park in Cavan Town for a set amount spent in local businesses was meanwhile a topic of discussion between Mr Finn and representatives of Cavan Chamber of Commerce later this month.
Mr Finn told the Municipal District that both the decision to provide reduced fee parking for patrons of the town and ongoing issues regarding on-street parking would be considered, the outcome of which would be presented to members at their next meeting.

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