Wednesday, 13 April 2011
We are pleased to report that the situation at Queen Street has eased somewhat and a big THANK YOU to those taxi owners who have opted to park their vehicles at other locations. However there is one company who is still grabbing more that its fair share of spaces, especially when it comes to parking larger taxis.
Maybe it's not too late for them to consider alternative parking arrangements also.
Sunday, 27 March 2011
EWPG is greatly concerned by the number of taxis that are currently being parked long-term in Queen Street car park. A lot of the larger vehicles appear to seldom, if ever, leave the car park and we would suggest that the taxi owners consider parking them elsewhere in order to free up valuable spaces.
Whilst accepting that this car park is for the use of all motorists, no occupation has the right to monopolise it. Our Group did not campaign against the introduction of pay & display in Queen Street car park only to see it being turned into a depot for out of service taxis. Consequently we will be monitoring the situation but would appeal to the taxis operators to play fair.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Roads Service deferred a decision on the future status of Queen Street car park, originally expected prior to Christmas 2008.The announcement was postponed until the end of March in order that they could undertake a survey of car park utilisation throughout the town. We have now almost arrived at this milestone, and in common with the workers of the west end of Enniskillen, EWPG is eagerly awaiting the outcome.
Consequently we would appeal to Roads Service to adhere to this deadline.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
EWPG recently reached an important milestone when we celebrated our first year in existence.
At this point in time we would have expected the issue of Queen Street car park to have been resolved but unfortunately that decision is out of our hands.
However we remained totally committed to the campaign and wish to reassure the workers of Enniskillen that we will see this matter through to its conclusion. After all, we are one!
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
The Q101.2 FM news bulletin (8am) on Wednesday, 4 February referred to the fact that the influx of cross border shoppers had made little difference to the independent traders of Enniskillen.
This remark was attributed to Glen Roberts of the Northern Ireland Retail Trade Association. Mr Roberts had been attending an Oireachtas committee meeting the previous day in order to highlight the serious plight of retailers in the Republic of Ireland during the current economic downturn. The meeting 'flagged up' the threat posed to such businesses by the so-called super stores and urged the retention of the cap on large retail outlets.
A Sunday Times article (8 Feb) deals primarily with the contrasting fortunes of Newry and Dundalk. However mention is made of Enniskillen and the fact that only Asda and Tesco are prospering to any great extent.
All of this would appear to render the Roads Service proposal to introduce 'pay and display' at Queen Street car park completely unnecessary.