Fourth traf­fic war­den ap­pointed

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

THE ap­point­ment of a fourth traf­fic war­den in Sligo town was wel­comed at the meet­ing, amid con­cern that the prob­lem of il­le­gal park­ing was get­ting worse.

Cllr Marie Casserly asked the Coun­cil to di­rect more re­sources into park­ing en­force­ment.

Mem­bers were told that the num­ber of traf­fic fines is­sued has sig­nif­i­cantly in­creased from Jan­uary to Au­gust this year, com­pared with the same pe­riod last year.

Wel­com­ing the feed­back, Cllr Casserly said il­le­gal park­ing seemed to be get­ting worse.

“I’ve been get­ting photos of cars parked il­le­gally down Finisklin. Peo­ple are be­ing forced to walk on the road be­cause of them,” she said.

“It’s just very dan­ger­ous. There are cycling lanes for a rea­son. Peo­ple also use bug­gies and wheel­chairs.

“Peo­ple should be aware not to park on cy­cle lanes and walk­ways,” she added.

The fourth traf­fic war­den was hired 19 th of June this year.

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