FINLAY TO PRESS FOR RESIDENTS PARKING SCHEME IN BALLYMONEY

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DUP Alderman, John Finlay, has said he will be lobbying for the introduction of a residents’ parking scheme in Ballymoney under the terms of the Department of Infrastructure’s Residents’ Parking Policy and Procedure Guide.

Alderman Finlay said,

“For some time now, Ballymoney residents living in town centre streets such as Townhead Street, CharIotte Street, Trinity Drive, Union Street and Edward Street have been struggling to get parked anywhere near their homes due to the volume of other traffic parked in the area.

I am therefore calling upon the Department of Infrastructure to introduce a parking scheme for residents in Ballymoney under its Residents’ Parking Policy and Procedure Guide. I understand that Residents’ Parking Schemes may be introduced either in the form of a simple residents only scheme, where parking is restricted to permit holders only, or as a mixed parking scheme where parking is available not only to permit holders but also to others who purchase a pay-and-display ticket (or avail of other limited waiting arrangements); or a combination of the two.

The precise details can be considered and decisions on the precise nature of any scheme taken in due course, but meanwhile, I will be doing all in my power to fight for the rights of residents in the affected areas in Ballymoney. I am also calling upon the Department to urgently canvass local public opinion on the best way ahead”.

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