David Rossiter, the Green Party representative for the Drogheda Urban electoral area, has hit out at Louth County Council after learning that not all the street furniture and infrastructure planned for the upcoming trial of pedestrianisation on West Street will be available for the first weekend of the pilot.
LouthNow.ie reported on Tuesday that some items earmarked for West Street – including parasols for outdoor dining and parklets – will not be in place for the first weekend of the three-weekend pilot, leading some public representatives to question whether the first weekend will have the required impact on public perception.
“All the measures may not be in place for the first weekend, which is a bit of a drawback for us,” Senior Engineer Mark Johnston told the September meeting of the Drogheda Borough Council on Monday.
He cited long delivery wait times for the delay in receiving furniture such as parklets and parasols. Some planters, of which there will be approximately 40, are already in place.