Chamber wants everyone to have their say on Mall
TRALEE Chamber Alliance is running twin surveys aimed at ensuring as many people as possible take part in the public consultation process on council proposals to pedestrianise The Mall and on the location of taxi ranks in the town centre.
For the last week the Chamber Alliance has been circulating a questionnaire to businesses in the town with a view to maximising the number of responses to the consultation process regarding the plans for The Mall and Bridge Street.
Kerry County Council has proposed that The Mall and Bridge Street East are pedestrianised from Monday to Sunday between 10.30am and 6.30pm, 12 months of the year.
The President of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Aidan Kelly, said the Chamber Alliance is keen to ensure as many people as possible have their say on the issue.
“We want to make sure that all businesses in town know about the consultation process regarding the proposed pedestrianisation of The Mall and Bridge Street. Tralee Chamber Alliance will be a conduit for its members and non-members who wish to make a submission on the proposals,” said Mr Kelly.
“We will pass the questionnaires in full to Kerry County Council. The views submitted will be entirely those of the businesses who complete the questionnaires and will not represent the views of Tralee Chamber Alliance as an organisation,” Mr Kelly said.
The Tralee Chamber Alliance survey, which includes a map of the area in question and points relating to deliveries, will give businesses the opportunity to say if they are fully or partly in favour of the proposal or to outline any objections they may have to the plan.
Businesses will need to return the completed questionnaire to Tralee Chamber Alliance, 18 Denny Street by this Friday, October 13.
The questionnaires will then be passed to Kerry County Council in full before 5pm on Monday October 23 which is the closing date for the Public Consultation process. Meanwhile, direct representations in relation to the proposal may be made in writing and marked Section 38 – Bridge Street / The Mall, directly to the Administrative Officer, Operations Capital Infrastructure and Safety Department, Room 115, Kerry County Council, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee and these must be received by 5pm on Monday October 23.
All respondents are advised that their comments will be available to be read under requests made through the Freedom of Information Act.
A similar Chamber Alliance questionnaire relating to Kerry County Council’s proposals for the location of taxi ranks in the town centre will be circulated to businesses over the coming days and the responses will again be forwarded to Kerry County Council.
Meanwhile the Tralee Taxi Association is currently collecting signatures for a petition asking members of the public to back their calls for 24 hour ranks on The Mall, Denny Street and Bridge Street.
The newly refurbished Mall.