CHARGES WOULD BE DEATH KNELL FOR MITCHELSTOWN
Cork county Councillor Frank O’Flynn said that pay parking in Mitchelstown would be the ‘death knell’ for the town, adding that he would vote against any such proposals if they were to be brought before the local authority.
The Avondhu revealed last month that a Cork County Council report due out sometime this year will investigate the possibility of introducing parking charges to ‘non-town council towns’ such as Mitchelstown.
At this week’s Mallow/Fermoy Area meeting of Cork County Council senior engineer Aidan Weir confirmed that any introduction of parking charges would have to be approved by elected members.
Cllr O’Flynn said he would be against any such measures, citing the current system of free parking for a maximum of 2 hours as ‘a success.
“We are heading into tough times and there will be projects that the council will want to approve. If we are to do this we will have to think of more imaginative ways as to how these may be funded,” Mr Weir said.
Mr Weir added that citing the attraction of shopping centres such as Mahon Point in this context did not make sense when factoring the cost of the petrol used to travel to Cork compared to any nominal charges that would be imposed for parking in Mitchelstown.
Thursday 15th January 5:08pm