Muff needs disabled parking spaces

Colr Jack Murray with Eithne McGonigal, whose recent accident meant she needed the use of a wheelchair and local residents who are seeking disabled parking spaces in Muff.

Colr Jack Murray with Eithne McGonigal, whose recent accident meant she needed the use of a wheelchair and local residents who are seeking disabled parking spaces in Muff.

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There has been a call for disabled parking spaces to be installed in the village of Muff.

The call has been made by Inishowen Sinn Fein Councillor Jack Murray, who said there is a “clear need” for the spaces in the busy border village.

Colr Murray recently held a meeting with local residents in the village, who stressed the need for the facility.

Colr. Murray said that Donegal County Council’s roads engineer has committed to investigating the issue and a local businessman has agreed to locate the space outside his premises.

He said: “On a regular basis, I meet with a number of local residents in Muff in order to discuss ways of enhancing the village and improving community facilities.

“One such issue which the group identified was the need for disabled parking spaces in Muff.

“I have raised this issue with the local roads engineer who has given a commitment to look at the most suitable place to allocate this space.

“I have also spoken to local businessman, Thomas McColgan, who said that he would be willing to have the parking space outside his butchers used for disability parking. Thomas had previously identified the need for such a facility and took the initiative to install a ramp on the footpath near his shop.

“Along with the council and local residents however we will identify the most needed and suitable location in the village. I hope the wider community will recognise the need for this space and that the council will now work swiftly to have the space marked out.”