Up­set at St Mary’s as some parish­ioners say: we’ve been park­ing here for YEARS

BLITZ ON IL­LE­GAL PARK­ING AT CHURCH

Drogheda Independent - - FRONT PAGE - By HU­BERT MUR­PHY

CHURCH VIS­I­TORS at St Mary’s on James Street are fac­ing hefty fines – for park­ing out­side their place of wor­ship.

Traf­fic war­dens are now tick­et­ing parish­ioners who park on the path at the church – some­thing many have done for decades. The is­sue has sparked such de­bate that par­ish au­thor­i­ties have now pinned up warn­ings in­side the church.

CHURCH vis­i­tors at St Mary’s Church on James Street are fac­ing hefty fines - for park­ing out­side their place of wor­ship.

Traf­fic war­dens are now tick­et­ing parish­ioners who park on the foot­path at the church - some­thing many have done for decades.

The is­sue has sparked such de­bate that church au­thor­i­ties have now pinned up warn­ings in­side the church, ad­vis­ing that war­dens are now check­ing the area on a daily ba­sis.

They warn that peo­ple now can’t park on the path or a bricked area fur­ther out from the church, which has al­ways been used.

‘Park­ing tick­ets have been is­sued to peo­ple park­ing in front of our church.

‘It is ad­vis­able for our Eucharis­tic ador­ers to use the car park be­hind our of­fices.

‘If this is full, please call into the of­fice and we will as­sist you,’ a par­ish bul­letin state­ment re­marked.

It is be­lieved that the mat­ter has come to promi­nence in re­cent weeks af­ter a num­ber of wor­ship­pers re­turned to their ve­hi­cles af­ter spend­ing some time in the church to find tick­ets placed on them.

Out­side St Mary’s church.

Those at­tend­ing St Mary’s church are get­ting tick­ets for park­ing at the area in front of the church.

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