Two hours free on street parking in Douglas from now until New Year
There’s never been a better time to take a trip to Douglas as motorists can avail of two hours free on-street parking from Cork City Council from now until the New Year.
From today, visitors can check out what’s in the shops for Christmas, grab a bite to eat or catch-up with friends for a coffee and not think about the parking meter for a full two hours.
A pop up library is also in place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday at Douglas Community Centre in Douglas Park until Saturday December 21. So come along and visit the library’s specially selected collection of new books. There will also be special events and activities for children at the pop-up so keep an eye on Cork City Council and City City Libraries social media for details.
Lord Mayor of Cork City, Cllr John Sheehan said: “The City Council's new parking incentives in Douglas should be a great boost to traders in the village who are anxious that Christmas shoppers and revellers are aware that Douglas is very much open for business. Traders were dealt a severe blow when the fire broke out at the Village Shopping Centre and the loss of the library has also been felt acutely by the community.
“Cork City Council is delighted that a three-day-a-week pop-up library has been organised. We are making progress in restoring a full library service to the community on an interim basis early next year. It will likely be a smaller location than the library damaged by the fire, but most importantly, it will mean that once again, we will have a 5-day, 40 hours per week service”.
The Douglas Farmers Market has long been a big draw to the village on Saturday mornings and was recently relocated to the green area between the cinema and McDonalds. In the run-up to Christmas, there will be no on-street parking charges in Douglas on Saturdays – with a maximum permitted stay of three hours.