A councillor has launched a desperate plea to the council to reconsider the placing of bollards blocking parking on streets in Mitchelstown, ‘because it is killing the town’.

Cllr Deirdre O’Brien has pleaded with council officials to review the positioning of the Covid-19 measures which, she said were placed at locations where they were not needed. 

The bollards on Convent Hill were placed there as queues were predicted by engineers for the local post office. Cllr O’Biren said this has not materialised and now means there is a significant loss of parking.

“We need to save the centre of Mitchelstown from decimation due to bollards erected in prime parking areas of two main supermarkets on the Main Street,” she explained. 

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