Think before you park
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.
President Childers Chamber of