Ardee traders want ac­tion taken on all day park­ing in town

The Argus - - NEWS - By HU­BERT MUR­PHY

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.

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