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Last chance to stop parking charges at tourist hot spots! Decision to be taken this Tuesday

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On Tuesday night Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will take another vote on seasonal parking charges for car parks at some of the Borough’s top tourist destinations.

A number of weeks ago a majority of councillors backed the recommendation to impliment the parking charges, however a group of 6 Ulster Unionist councillors legally challenged the decision in a bid to halt the charges .

Due to the legal challenge, the vote will now be re-taken at this Tuesday’s full council meeting.

This story has generated huge interest within the Borough and across Northern Ireland with members of the public actively lobbying their local councillors to have their say on the issue.

We will keep you up to date as soon as the decision is taken on Tuesday evening, it will be interesting to see if public opinion has influenced any of the elected members to vote differently this time.

(Results of vote taken at last time around )

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to introduce seasonal car parking charges in tourist areas.

seasonal car parking charges to be added to car parks across the Borough including Ballintoy Harbour, Ballycastle marina, part of portballintrae beach road, Portrush dunluce avenue, Portrush landsdowne, Portrush East strand, Portrush west strand and Portstewart convention.

21 members voted for the charges, 11 voted against, 1 member abstained.

Recorded vote result

Against Seasonal Parking Charges

Norman Hillis UUP
Darryl Wilson UUP
William King UUP
Tom McKeown UUP
Sandra Hunter UUP
Cathal McLaughlin SF
Brenda Chivers SF
Cara McShane SF
Paudie McShane Ind
Kieran Mulholland SF
Barney Fitzpatrick All

For Seasonal Parking Charges

John Finlay DUP
Trevor Clarke DUP
George Duddy DUP
Michelle Knight McQuillan DUP
Mark Fielding DUP
Aaron Callan DUP
Ian Stevenson DUP
Alan Robinson DUP
Alan McClean DUP
James McCorkell DUP
Richard Holmes UUP
David Harding CON
Russell Watton PUP
William Blair TUV
Boyd Douglas TUV
Sharon McKillop TUV
Orla Beattie SDLP
Angela Mulholland SDLP
Stephanie Quigley SDLP
John Deighan SDLP
Roisin Loftus SDLP

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