Commitment to tackle Newry resident’s ‘continuing nightmare’ welcomed by local MLA

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said that a commitment from the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to take swift action to address parking issues impacting on residents living in the Pool Lane and Thomas Street locality is welcome.
Speaking to Newry Times, the local MLA said, “After the most recent incident last week and my letter to the Minister for Infrastructure I have been contacted by DFI and they have confirmed that they will be taking urgent action to address the parking issues which have been highlighted by myself and local residents.

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“This is a welcome development and hopefully this is the beginning of the end of the continuing nightmare local residents are enduring with the ongoing parking problems.



The MLA continued, “The Department has also confirmed that its officials will be liaising with PSNI and Traffic attendants to instruct them to take action in relation to illegally parked vehicles in this area, including those parked on double yellow lines and/or obstructing the road and footpaths.”
Liz said she would work with all to ensure the problems were addressed. “This response is greatly welcomed after a long battle for these issues to be addressed.



“It is unfortunate that it has taken something as serious as the incident last week where an ambulance was unable to get down the street, but nonetheless, this is positive news for the local residents.
She added, “I will work in partnership with DFI officials and local residents to find an acceptable long-term solution.”




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