Pay-parking changes recieves great response and praise from public

Ardee traders are delighted with the public’s response so far to the change in the town’s pay-parking regulations

Ardee traders are delighted with the public’s response so far to the change in the town’s pay-parking regulations

A spokesperson for the traders said the new scheme has come in for a lot of praise.

“The public response has been great,” she said. “People are not running out of shops. They are more more relaxed and people who would not normally come in on Saturdays, or indeed to town at all, are now coming to shop because it is easier.

“I think it is going to be good for the town. And it’s good to see that the traders and town council can work together on issues like this.”

Cllr Finnan McCoy chairman Louth County Council has also welcomed the change.

Louth County Council in conjunction with Ardee Town Council has agreed to introduce a one-hour daily free parking scheme.

This is a six-month pilot scheme. It means that when someone parks in the town parking bay the first hour will be free.

If you are staying longer than an hour you will have to return to your vehicle within 60 minutes and place a parking ticket on it.

If you buy a parking ticket immediately when you park, you cannot avail of the free hour parking when the parking ticket expires.

It’s the first 60 minutes that are free. Pay-parking will start at 9.30pm each day and finish at 1pm on Saturdays.