Parking Assessment Carried Out at North Strand

Cllr Flood & Imelda Munster TD at North Strand

The 32 parking spaces on the North Strand have been reduced to just 9 spaces by Louth County Council and according to Sinn Fein Cllr Kenneth Flood, this was done without consultation with Councillors nor consideration for residents in the area.

In November last year Cllr. Flood had a motion passed that requested the restoration of the parking spaces or that the council provide alternative parking arrangements. Cllr Flood said “The council will not move on restoring the parking spaces nor have they done anything to examine alternative parking arrangements. At the time I gave a commitment that I would personally follow up with a comprehensive survey of the area to assess the parking needs of residents. This should be have done before any decision was taken to remove any parking spaces.”

“Recently, Deputy Imelda Munster and I canvassed the North Strand to ask the residents if they were happy with the current parking arrangements.”

“The residents were all able to tell us of the inconvenience they were experiencing at not being able to park near their homes. Several had received parking fines with one resident telling us he no option but to sell his car because of continuously getting parking tickets.” Cllr Flood feels that a solution to the problem could be if parking were made available on North Strand adjacent to the Drogheda Port Company warehouses. This would provide parking while not interfering with traffic flow. “I will be raising this issue again, as I have several times previously at the Borough District of Drogheda, requesting Louth County Council and the Drogheda Port Company agree to provide spaces there. After all, it was Drogheda Port Company that requested the removal of the on street parking in the first place so they have a responsibility to help address the problem.”

Cllr Flood feels that a solution to the problem could be if parking were made available on North Strand adjacent to the Drogheda Port Company warehouses. This would provide parking while not interfering with traffic flow.

“I will be raising this issue again, as I have several times previously at the Borough District of Drogheda, requesting Louth County Council and the Drogheda Port Company agree to provide spaces there. After all, it was Drogheda Port Company that requested the removal of the on street parking in the first place so they have a responsibility to help address the problem.”