A new West Cork traffic warden was officially appointed on Monday.
The warden has started his training in Clonakilty, a town that has been without a full-time warden for some time.
Mac Dara O h-Icí, a municipal services officer with Cork County Council, pointed out that despite the fact that the warden is still being trained anyone committing parking violations is ‘liable to be fined.’
The new traffic warden will be dividing his time between Clonakilty and Skibbereen, which is also currently without a warden.
The traffic warden in Bandon had been covering Clonakilty on an intermittent basis and he is now assisting in showing his newly-appointed colleague the ropes.
Mr O h-Icí said: ‘The local authority is moving away from appointing specific wardens for specific towns only. Instead, new wardens will have a division-wide remit.’
And he reminded people: ‘The reason for parking regulations is to ensure that traffic moves freely, to prevent obstruction, and to ensure maximum availability of parking for customers of businesses in our towns.’