Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham has once again issued a plea to visitors to Clogherhead to be mindful of where they park.
The Clogherhead Councillor said “when the sun comes out so do the tourists and visitors en masse. Clogherhead is a popular destination all year round but weekends and summer days are particular busy.
“Unfortunately last weekend the Gardaí had to issue a number of parking fines” and Councillor Cunningham is warning of the upcoming bank holiday and said “there will be an increased Garda presence in the village to manage traffic this bank holiday weekend and they will be issuing even more tickets to any vehicle that is illegally parked.”
Over the past number of years Cllr Cunningham has been very vocal on this issue especially around the Crooked Street area of the village which leads to the Lifeboat Station and said “illegally parked cars can delay the response times of personnel arriving at the station in the case of an emergency call out.
“It is great to see the Gardaí being so pro-active on this and it is appreciated by the residents of the area in particular.”
Cllr Cunningham advised visitors this bank holiday to “be mindful of where you park. Be aware of blocking other cars in, blocking residents or their property and especially the emergency services. I would also ask that you don’t park on footpaths as this is restricting access for wheelchairs, buggies and pedestrians. Be aware of the traffic flow and ask yourself, ‘if I park here can traffic flow easily around me and if there was an emergency could a large vehicle get by?’ It is common sense and I appreciate parking can be frustrating at times but we want everyone to enjoy access to our facilities here in Clogherhead without hindrance. We want everyone to be safe and enjoy their day.”