Traffic Fines given to people of Cobh
This forum has been established to express public opinion on the parking issue in Cobh that is being solved in an unfair manner. The Traffic Warden enforced the parking regulations with unnecessary enthusiasm. He has given out 1,440 tickets last year to people who were trying to shop or look around Cobh town centre. €247,000 has been collected in parking tickets and fines over 2 years. It appears more to do with the revenue collecting than good traffic management. Those fines have been given to parents waiting to collect or drop off their children outside the schools, people posting their letters, getting cash out of ATMs or trying to collect groceries from the local shop. At the same time our Traffic warden, (who is also a Litter Warden) issued only 7 tickets for litter offences over the last two years. Considering that Cobh has been recently voted the “Dirtiest Town” in Ireland maybe he should be re-directing his enthusiasm into executing fines for littering offences. The parking issue is discouraging people to shop locally and affects local businesses – from the end of Harbour Row to Pillars Bar there are 40 shops/pubs etc. which are idle. Maybe if parking was easier those places would have a chance to survive Given that a shop in Cobh centre can pay €3,800 in rates and water charges, Town Council should be also interested in making parking in Cobh less of an issue. If you agree that too many parking tickets are being issued and not enough is done about litter/dog fouling in Cobh please sign this petition with your comments (to add comment you need to enable cookies on your computer). Be sure to express your concerns to election candidates when they come looking for your vote in July local elections.