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Council unveils new proposed parking bye-laws for Carrick-on-Shannon

Mar 22, 2022 16:03 By Shannonside News
Council unveils new proposed parking bye-laws for Carrick-on-Shannon Council unveils new proposed parking bye-laws for Carrick-on-Shannon
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The biggest change is a seeming end to free parking in certain areas of the town.

Motorists will be expected to pay for parking in almost all of Carrick-on-Shannon as part of new draft bye-laws for the county town.

Leitrim County Council hopes to implement the new rules, including one euro per hour tariffs in almost all areas, from June of this year.

With the completion of streetscape works in Carrick-on-Shannon, the local authority is now looking to firm up the rules and regulations around parking in the county town.

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The last parking bye-laws for the town were renewed in 2016 and these proposed laws include designated parking for electric vehicles.

The updated map includes three disabled parking spaces on Main Street, as well as one at the bottom of Church Lane, and one outside the post office on St George's terrace, as well as other locations around the town..

Three electric vehicle charging spaces are being made available at the Flynn's Field car park site for vehicles that will be plugged in and charging only.

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There is no proposed increase in parking charges with the fee per hour remaining at one euro.

However, the era of free parking in certain areas appears to be over, with only those displaying a parking ticket, or a valid residents permit allowed park their vehicles in the town under the plans.

The new bye-laws are due to come into effect on June 7th of this year.

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Public consultation on the draft bye-laws is open until Tues 19th April, and Submissions may be made in writing no later than 4.30pm on Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

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