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Saturday 2 August 2014

Shop owners' plea: save our street

NARROW WEST STREET TRADERS CALL FOR ACTION FROM COUNCIL

ALISON COMYN

Published 09/01/2013|10:11

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Francis Hurley of Hurley Bros on Narrow West Street.

SHOP OWNERS in Narrow West Street are making a united plea this week: please save our street before it's too late.

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It comes after emergency works had to be carried out by the council on foot of a Dangerous Building Notice on one premises on the street.

But a number of the retailers believe the historic stretch can still be viable, but the council must play its part.

Some believe that knocking one side of the street could provide much needed parking space while bollards erected down the length of the boulevard must be taken away as people can't even pull in for deliveries.

'The difference it would make to all of us if customers could park out front somewhere, or even just pull in for a few minutes, would be huge. Remove all these bollards, put in some staggered lay-bys or parking spaces, and we might have some hope of attracting customers or businesses back to the street,' said butcher Brendan Moore, something backed by John and Francis Hurley.

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