Claremorris & Ballinrobe unite to fight madcap parking charges

June 20, 2012

Claremorris Chamber of Commerce and Ballinrobe BEO have united in an all-out campaign to force Mayo County Council to address the madcap parking rules and parking charges that are killing small business in the centre of our two towns.

We met the six County Councillors for Claremorris and Ballinrobe on Monday 12 June in Castlebar, where we outlined our demands. These are the first hour of parking free from Monday to Friday and free parking all day Saturday.

Every Councillor supported our demand and all are to meet County Council officials on 5 July to hammer out a deal. We’re determined to hold their feet to the fire and, to that end, have been using the media to ratchet up the pressure.

Chamber President Jimmy Flynn did a 13-minute interview with Tommy Marren on Mid-West Radio on Tuesday 19 June; and the story has been extensively covered in the local newspapers, including the Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph and Western People.

The powers-that-be know they have a fight on their hands and that we are determined to resolve this.

Businesses can rest assured that we will not rest until there is a fair deal on street parking in our town.

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