‘Overzealous traffic attendants in Newry making life difficult’ – McNulty

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Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has claimed that ‘overzealous traffic attendants’ in Newry City are making life extremely difficult for delivery drivers trying to make deliveries to local businesses. Hill Street, NewryThe local MLA says he has written to the Infrastructure Minister following complaints from delivery drivers this week. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “This week I have been approached by a number of delivery drivers in Newry City Centre who are at their wits end. They’re telling me it’s very difficult for them to make a delivery to businesses in the town without being issued with a parking ticket or moved on. “Regulations allow for someone to park whilst they are actively loading and unloading, and even whilst the drivers are carrying goods in and out of a shop, the back door of their vehicles are left open and hazard lights on they are still being targeted by the ‘Red Coats’. “I fully understand that they have a role to do in keeping traffic moving however businesses need to be able to operate. Concerns have previously been raising about difficulties facing motorists and the restrictions to on-street parking but this takes the issue to a whole new level.
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September 2016“If this approach continues these operatives will drive businesses out of Newry,” he warned. “I have written to the Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard asking for a review of the way the parking enforcement teams are working in Newry. This is not about stopping people doing their job, it’s ensuring a common sense approach to parking enforcement,” McNulty added.
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