Erris Chamber and businesses in Belmullet are totally against the proposed introduction of parking charges in the town – that’s according to the chairperson of Erris Chamber, Damien Langan.
He was reacting to news this week that Mayo County Council is proposing the introduction of car parking charges in an additional 8 towns in the county – Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Crossmolina, Charlestown, Swinford, Foxford, Kiltimagh and Knock - in order to generate further revenue for the council.
The council is also proposing to charge for on-street parking in Westport, where currently motorists only pay to use the car-parks, but on street parking is free.
Westport-based Fianna Fail Councillor Brendan Mulroy told Midwest News yesterday that he will not support any move to introduce on-street parking charges in Westport, and claims this is just a money-making exercise by the council.
Damien Langan of Erris Chamber told Midwest News that they’re backing the views expressed by Councillor Mulroy.