‘Peaceful protest’ in Strokestown on Sunday over ‘€8m plan’

A group of concerned residents and business people in Strokestown have called for a peaceful protest this Sunday, June 2nd from 12 – 2 pm.

The demonstration is in opposition to the current ‘public realm enhancement’ plan which was recently awarded nearly €8 million in funding.
The demonstration is being organised to highlight dissatisfaction that despite over 100 submissions seeking to have parking preserved in key parts of the town, the final plan that received part 8 planning was altered to include only nine additional parking spaces, with estimates that parking in the town could be restricted by up to 90% against current levels.
The organisers of the demonstration have said the investment is needed but is being used in the wrong way. They hope that by making a last-minute appeal to Roscommon County Council, the plan could go ahead with some “common sense change”.