New casual trading rules on way for Bandon/Kinsale area

April 1st, 2016 11:45 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

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Casual trading across the eight municipal districts of Cork county is to be regulated under new proposed bye-laws.   

CASUAL trading across the eight municipal districts of Cork county is to be regulated under new proposed bye-laws. 

At a recent meeting of Bandon Kinsale Municipal District, councillors got the opportunity to once again examine the proposed casual trading maps for the area and implement suggestions. 

At a previous meeting councillors were able to make suggestions on what they thought was suitable in each area proposed for casual trading.

The new bye-laws on casual trading are intended to regulate the practice, as well as providing maps for each area. 

Councillors were told that certain items and groups like potatoes, charities and towns with ancient markets, are all exempt from the new proposed casual trading laws and that a market manager would be appointed to check on licences.

‘The next step will be a public consultation process where the public can make submissions and see the proposed casual trading areas in the maps,’ said Mac Dara Ó’Hici, of the Western Division. 

‘Once that’s done, the bye-laws will go back to full Council to be adopted. The beauty of starting new bye-laws is that people can apply for them and the only fair way is to do it by lots.’

Cllr Kevin Murphy (FG) asked would the new casual trading areas be painted and he was informed that there would be signs erected for the designated trading areas. 

Cllr Murphy had also asked at a previous meeting if the Council can regulate the type of goods and services that can be sold, but was told that the Council can’t dictate what a trader can sell.

The areas in the district that are being proposed for casual trading include Ballymodan Place, Glasslyn Road, Pearse Street, Mill Road and the Mart in Bandon; Garrylucas beach(Pictured); Market Quay in Kinsale; Fountainstown; Crosshaven; Myrteville and Rocky Bay.

Councillors suggested several changes to some proposed casual trading spots on individual maps and Mac Dara Ó’Hici said they would make the suggested changes.

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