Ardee traders want action taken on all day parking in town
ARDEE traders and Supt Des McTiernan are to meet in a bid to solve the parking chaos in the town.
Traders chief, John Little, says commuters are parking all day on the main street and Fair Green, despite the fact that there’s a two hour limit.
Mr Little says the council promised to send traffic wardens at various times to tackle the situation, but one came in December and they haven’t returned.
‘ That time, word spread quickly and the following day it was fine. But after that it was as bad as ever’, he told last week’s Ardee area Policing Meeting in the Grove.
He says they have made numerous appeals to the council to help but nothing has happened.
‘It’s a joke’, Mr Little stated. ‘Last week, I went up and down the town at 8.30am and there wasn’t a space to be found. The shops don’t open until 10am!’
He says a car has been parked on the street for a week.
‘What is the point in having a two hour limit when it’s not enforced. Ardee is now a commuter town. People can’t even use the playground because there’s no parking.’
He also said there was an issue with traders and staff taking up spaces.
Supt Des McTiernan said he’d meet the traders on the matter.
Joe McGuinness from Louth CC said there was a commitment to bring a warden in occassionally and that was still their intention. ‘I’ll bring it back to HQ’, he added.