Think be­fore you park

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

ON FRI­DAY, Au­gust 8, I was ap­proached in the main street by a man re­gard­ing his sit­u­a­tion of not be­ing able to find a car park close by the doc­tor’s surgery. Car­ry­ing a ban­daged foot that he had just had stitched up on crutches, the person ex­plained to me that he had to now walk around to Macrossan St to his car and was quite an­noyed of his sit­u­a­tion. It brings to my at­ten­tion that the new park­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Cres­cent St are not be­ing utilised to their full ad­van­tage. I would plead to all ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tors that are go­ing to be parked in the main street for a pe­riod of more than two hours to please con­sider park­ing in Cres­cent St and make the short walk. Light­ing, se­cu­rity and the walk­ways have been im­proved at the com­mu­nity’s re­quest. This would have a pro­found ef­fect of stop­ping the im­pulse shop­per to do a quick shop and al­le­vi­ate push­ing them out of the CBD. It is well-known small pur­chases made reg­u­larly are the cat­a­lyst to im­prov­ing the bot­tom line. If you are a shop owner or em­ployee driv­ing to work, could you please con­sider that your ac­tions may or may not af­fect the op­er­a­tions of your shop. How­ever you will have a detri­men­tal ef­fect on the shop own­ers around you. I have been ad­vised that me­tered park­ing will be the next op­tion for coun­cil to re­lieve this prob­lem. Is this what we want? Please tell me what you think.

TROY MA­DLE

Pres­i­dent Childers Cham­ber of

Com­merce

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