TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS – Applemarket, Waterford
SECTION 75 ROADS ACT 1993 – Covid 19 Interim Mobility Measures
Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road to through traffic from 11am to 7am Monday to Sunday, commencing on July 17th to September 27th 2020.
These measures are to facilitate new operational arrangements for retailers impacted by Covid 19 and to facilitate social distancing requirements for the public.
Road to be closed:
- Applemarket, Waterford.
Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 12 Noon on 10th July, 2020.
- Deliveries to local businesses will be facilitated during the hours of 7am to 11 am each day.
- Access for Residents will be maintained as normal.
- Access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles
7th July, 2020
Hi, my name is Tom Casey of 9 Parnell Street. We have an entrance to our premises on Spring Garden which we use every day as it is very hard to find parking on Parnell Street. We also have a camper van which we park in our garden. We park our car in our garden every night as it was a victim of vandalism while parked on Parnell Street on a few occasions.
For the past couple of years we have had to endure the imposition of having to come in past the rising bollards between 7pm and 7am. We have a fob on our car to allow us access but regularly we meet cars coming back from the bollards, going the wrong way down the one way street, causing us to reverse out into traffic to allow them exit. After they have bought their take away. Anyway that is another issue. I feel that it is very unfair to again penalize the residents of Spring Gardens because of where they live. I could not see anyone trying to close off access to Hillview Leoville or Grantstown village for 17 hours a day. It would not be tolerated . I have been living here for 40 years , my wife for 63 years and there are other residents who are here equally as long. I understand that we will have access but if we require a delivery, a visit or a builder they will not be able to get access. It would be great to have the area pedestrianised but because of the access I cannot support the proposal. I also find it deplorable that there was no consultation with the residents about the plan. It seems that the only people in the area that count are the business people.