The group organising the #march4tipp are arranging a second march to take place next Saturday (24 November). The group has decided to change the route of the march to support the shops in the town. The march will now bring people into the centre of the town, rather than away from it.
- Joe McGrath, CEO of Tipperary County Council
Because of fears expressed by residents over loss of parking spaces on Davitt Street in the town, #march4tipp wrote twice to Joe McGrath, CEO of Tipperary County Council seeking clarity on the number of spaces to be lost. The same reply was received on both occasions. The same reply and set of drawings were also recently posted on social media by Councillor Michael Fitzgerald. The drawings issued by the Council and the Councillor appear to undo agreements previously reached with residents and have caused fresh fears that a large number of parking spaces are to be removed.
The #march4tipp group has again written to Joe McGrath the CEO of Tipperary County Council asking how many of the residents' parking spaces would be removed under the proposed roadworks on Davitt Street. He was written to on 12 September last asking for this information, but has not provided it. During the week, he signed a contract for the works to begin, but has not provided the requested information to residents. Resident still do not know if they will be affected.
The #march4tipp group gave the powers that be two weeks in which to respond to the concerns of the people of the town. During the week, the Council responded with a statement that was published in The Nationalist. The Council’s statement is set out at the end of this article. The#march4tipp group has read and considered the statement issued by the Council. Now we respond.
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