Independent Councillor Mike Cubbard says it’s frustrating to see car enthusiasts staging unofficial car meets in Galway City.

'Galway Car Scene' had organised an event to take place in Salthill on Sunday through Facebook, which caused outcry from locals and councillors in the area.

Organisers of the event have confirmed they are now changing location from Salthill to a secret location, which will be announced in due course.

Councillor Mike Cubbard has described this approach to organising the event as ‘cloak and dagger’ stuff and says it is creating issues in the areas where the event is staged.

He has called on the organisers of the event to engage with the local authority to stage it in a controlled, coherent and family friendly way.

The Galway Car Scene has started a petition to find a venue for car enthusiasts in the city.

However, Cllr. Mike Cubbard told Midwest News that the group needs to earn trust to run an event like this by engaging with local authorities from the outset.