‘Dangerous parking’ at Magherafelt leisure centre highlighted

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MOTORISTS using the vicinity of Greenvale Leisure Centre are being urged to park wisely and consider the safety of others.

Ulster Unionist Assembly Member for Mid-Ulster, Sandra Overend, said this week that she hoped progress would be made to the benefit of local residents, road users and leisure centre users alike.

Mrs Overend, who has recently been appointed as the Assembly Private Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development said: “The long term parking issue in the vicinity of the Greenvale Leisure Centre in the Magherafelt was recently highlighted to me by a constituent, with some leisure centre users parking on the roadside and causing potentially dangerous obstructions to the roads in and around the area, despite the existence of a car park at the back of the complex.

“Having recently been in contact with the PSNI, Roads Service and the leisure centre management, I believe that progress is being made here.

“Roads Service are continuing discussions on additional yellow line markings, and the PSNI have agreed to monitor the situation and enforce the parking restrictions in the area.

“Although the leisure centre has no power to impose any parking restrictions outside of their premises, following correspondence and speaking directly to the Manager, Robert Byrne, they have pledged to assist efforts to improve the parking situation in any way possible.”

She called on all users of the leisure centre complex to park responsibly.