Businesses located within the three hour parking zone in Moate and who don’t have alternative access to parking, can now apply for a parking permit.
The changes to the bye laws which were unanimously passed by the elected representatives at the October meeting of Athlone Municipal District, have now been advertised and from December 1, local businesses have been eligible to apply for a car parking permit. Application forms will be available on the council’s website from this week.
Local Independent Councillor, Michael O’Brien, who originally brought forward a council motion calling for business permits, has welcomed the development.
“This is a welcome development for businesses and their staff who do not have alternative access to parking in the three hour parking zone. Some businesses do not enjoy access to alternative parking, so I would encourage them to apply for a permit. Residents in this zone are also entitled to apply for a parking permit,” remarked Cllr. O’Brien.