Slieve Gullion visitors urged to park ‘sensibly and safely’

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Monday, February 16th, 2015
Local Sinn Féin Councillors Mickey Larkin and Roisin Mulgrew recently accompanied residents of Wood Road to a meeting with Forestry staff, Council Officials and the PSNI to discuss concerns raised regarding the nearby Slieve Gullion Courtyard facility.

Cllrs Roisin Mulgrew and Mickey Larkin pictured with some of the residents from Wood Road

Councillor Mulgrew explained, “While we all are delighted with the success of the courtyard it has led to some difficulties for the local residents. “During recent bad weather the car parks were closed which meant walkers parked their cars along Wood Road and this completely cut off all residents for access and exiting the road. “This can also occur during peak times for visitors tothe Courtyard amenities. If for an example an Emergency vehicle such as an ambulance needed access to a home along Wood Road during these times, it would have little chance of doing so.” Her colleague Cllr Mickey Larkin said that there was a great deal of sympathy for the plight of the local residents. Appealing to all accessing Slieve Gullion Courtyard to park their vehicles sensibly and safely he said, “We have asked that particularly during peak times that the access and parking is managed, patrolled and marshalled properly. “All are welcome to visit this wonderful facility but we would encourage everyone to respect the locality, the environment and the residents and to park sensibly and safely,” he added.
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