Park­ing rates set for dra­matic jump

300 PER CENT RISE COMES INTO EF­FECT IN JAN­UARY

Bray People - - News Focus - Paula BURNS

A NEW year is just around the cor­ner and with it will see up to a 300 per cent rise in park­ing charges in some parts of Bray.

Mon­day Jan­uary 5 will fi­nally see the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the new park­ing by-laws which were due to be put in place back on Oc­to­ber 1.

DART users who have taken ad­van­tage of the €2.50 all-day charge on Sey­mour Road will be looking for al­ter­na­tive park­ing as park­ing all day will now in­crease by 300 per cent.

Cur­rently Sey­mour Road is a 10-hour park­ing zone with a spe­cial all-day charge but in Jan­uary this will take a huge jump to €1 an hour with the €2.50 all-day charge be­ing taken away.

Around the rest of the town one of the key changes will be the in­tro­duc­tion of pay and dis­play park­ing on Strand Road.

Here a limit of three hours will ap­ply to the area in front of Katie Gal­laghers pub and from the Bar­racuda Restau­rant to the Putland Road junc­tion. The re­main­ing area at the north­ern end of Strand Road will be sub­ject to a 10-hour park­ing limit.

And park­ing in the rest of the town will see a mas­sive in­crease of 100 per cent to €1 an hour and park­ing on the main street will rise by an­other huge 200 per cent to €1.50.

Some good news for DART users is that the parks at the north­ern end and at the south­ern end of Strand Road will re­main free of charge as they are now.

‘The rea­son there has been a de­lay in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the park­ing by-laws is that we were wait­ing to get the new park­ing me­ters and the lead-in time in get­ting th­ese was longer then we ex­pected,’ ex­plained Town En­gi­neer Mr. Sean O’Neill.

Park­ing rates on Sey­mour Road are set to in­crease by 300 per cent.

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