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McCann raises residents parking schemes with minister

22 June, 2016 - by Fra McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann has raised the need for residents parking schemes with Minister for Infrastructure Chris Hazzard. 

The West Belfast MLA said; 

"Parking is a problem for many people in west Belfast and there is a real need for residents parking schemes to allow people to park outside their own homes. 

"Many communities in west Belfast face problems of others parking outside their homes and using their areas as a car park on a daily basis. 

"As well as the inconvenience, it can also cause problems for emergency services such as ambulances when driveways are blocked. 

"Residents have also been on the receiving end of verbal abuse when they challenge people parking outside their homes and that is unacceptable. 

"I have raised this issue with my party colleague and Minister for Infrastructure Chris Hazzard and he has assured me he will look into the matter. 

"I will also bring a motion before the Assembly calling for residents parking schemes and highlighting the problems faced by many communities." 

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