Today marked the first day of the new on-street parking charges in Westport.

Up to now, parking was free but restricted on the streets of the town, while there were charges in the town's car parks.

From today on, motorists will have to purchase parking discs to park in both the Pink and Blue zones in Westport town, to ensure a regular turnover of parking spaces.

In addition, drivers with a disabled sticker, who cannot find a disabled bay in which to park, can park free on the streets or in the carparks.

Westport is one of very few towns in Ireland offering this service to disabled drivers, according to Westport-based Independent Councillor Christy Hyland.

Councillor Hyland says the new parking arrangements will be reviewed in 6 months time, and amendments can then be made if needed.

 

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