In light of the revised restrictions imposed on everyone following last night’s Government announcement we have been reviewing the operation of all Council services including the parking and warden services.
We believe that there is an important support role that our wardens can play to assist essential businesses and key workers in the current crisis.
Essential businesses include:
- Health Food Stores
- Forecourt / Fuel
- Specialist pet stores and animal feed providers
- Supermarkets and butchers
- Convenience stores / newsagents
- Laundries and Drycleaners
- Banks / Post Offices
For the duration of the current emergency period therefore the revised role of our warden services will be to ensure that:
- There is no illegal parking such as would restrict or prevent access to any of these essential services by customers or key workers
- Parking is generally available for people using or providing these services
- There is no improper use of disabled parking bays such as would prevent access for people with disabilities to these services
- There is no illegal parking that could constitute a danger to other road users or pedestrians.
- Loading bays are kept clear for the delivery of supplies to these essential services.
The Council would encourage any essential business having difficulties with illegal parking affecting access to their premises or parking for key workers to contact the wardens for assistance.
– Meath County Council
Meath County Council Ordinary Meeting
2nd July 2018, Council Chamber
9 Notice of Motion
9.1 Submitted Councillor Trevor Golden
Arising from Item 9.3 of the September 2017 Ordinary Meeting and subsequent meeting of the Transport SPC we call for Meath County Council to prepare a proposal for the members consideration, circulated prior to our budget meeting this year, of the cost implications as set out in Item 9.3. The proposal will be an item on the agenda. This motion does not seek any implementation or changes at this time, its purpose to provide members with the appropriate information to make an informed decision during the budget process. This motion does not seek to limit amendments or additions that are in the spirit of the proposal.
See content of 9.3 below:
For Meath County Council to prepare a document for the consideration of the members detailing the following: The revenue generated and the operating cost of paid parking across the county and per Municipal District. The annual cost of paid parking bye-law enforcement across the county and per Municipal District.The cost implication (€/%) to Commercial Rates if parking charges were to be abolished with the retention of enforcement for time limits and illegal parking).
Supporting Information subject to the motion being proposed, seconded and considered.
| NOM – queries|| Countywide ||Kells||Navan||Trim|
| The revenue generated from paid parking || |
| The annual cost of paid parking bye-law enforcement || |
| The cost implication (€/%) to Commercial Rates if |
parking charges were to be abolished with the
retention of enforcement for time limits and
an increase of 4%
Link to Minutes on Meath County Council.
Transportation Strategic Policy Committee
18th October 2017, Training Room, Room 128, Buvinda House, Navan.
Notices of Motion
6.1 NoM -Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden
For Meath County Council to prepare a document for the consideration of the members detailing the following:
The revenue generated and the operating cost of paid parking across the county and per Municipal District.
The annual cost of paid parking bye-law enforcement across the county and per Municipal District.
The cost implication (€/%) to Commercial Rates if parking charges were to be abolished with the retention of enforcement for time limits and illegal parking.
It was noted that at the September Meeting of Meath County Council it was requested to bring this motion to the Transportation and Economic Development SPC’s.
Cllr T Golden presented this Notice of Motion to the meeting and a response to the Motion was circulated to the Members of the committee.Following the presentation the following matters were raised:
- The motion deals with public parking not private
- Pay parking has a negative connotation.
- Businesses in Dunshaughlin are being affected by
all day parking of vehicles.
- If towns such as Ashbourne, Dunboyne,
Dunshaughlin are included,the cost of enforcement will increase substantially
- Enforcement does not work without payment for
- Difficult to recommend increase of rates as
businesses are struggling.
- Pay by text could allow parking time to be extended.
- Some businesses with large car parks are assumed
to have an unfair advantage; however, these businesses may have purchased and
developed land at a cost to them to provide their own parking.
- Compliance with the parking bye laws had risen
from 35% to 90% because of enforcement, with a doubling of turnover of vehicles
parking on the streets
Link to Minutes on Meath County Council