The Nenagh town council here in North Tipperary, in their wisdom, have decided to allow free parking in its car parks on Saturdays.
This new initiate comes into effect from February 1st 2013 and has been officially sanctioned by last week’s Town Council budget meeting.
While this initiative is expected to reduce the Council’s income by some €60,000 annually, it is generally accepted that this new proposal will now greatly assist in stimulating business entering the town and thus will also create the required level of fair play, when attempting to compete with other Nenagh periphery retailers, latter who currently are in a position to offer free parking all day, 365 days of the year.
Could Thurles Town Council now perhaps show similar flexible, in an effort to respond to our failing town centre business concerns? Is this now the perfect opportunity for Thurles Chamber of Commerce to pile on the pressure, on behalf of their business membership?
After all there will be no local Councillors & their expenses to pay in the not to distant future, thank God and the god like Minister Phil Hogan.