Castle Street, Grattan Street bollards in Sligo town to remain in place

Bollards erected as part of Covid prevention measures in two Sligo town streets to prevent parking are unlikely to be removed in the remaining two weeks before Christmas.

Fianna Fail Councillors Donal GIlroy and Tom MacSharry called on the council at its December monthly meeting this morning to take away some of the bollards so as to help local businesses in what should be one of their busiest times of the year.

It follows recent complaints about lengthy delays for traffic entering Sligo town with some people saying it’s discouraging shoppers coming to the town.

Cllrs Gilroy and MacSharry said removing the bollards in Castle Street and Grattan Street from now until Christmas Eve would allow for temporary Click and Collect or Call and Collect services to be offered by the businesses in the area.

Speaking after the meeting to Ocean FM News, Cllr MacSharry said it seems the bollards will remain in place.