Fisho fried by all-day parkers
FISHO Mick Beavan and his wife Bernice just want the scales tipped a little bit their way.
Day by day they are losing business simply because customers cannot park outside their Kingscliff Seafood Market on Marine Parade.
But their plea to Tweed Shire Council for business-friendly time limits on parking, or at least marked car-parking bays has so far fallen on unsympathetic ears.
“The problem is, people park here all day.
“And by the time the council rangers get here they give them another two hours,” said Mr Beavan.
“There are no markings and I'm losing business because of it.”
Businesses further south on Marine Parade benefit from marked parking bays, but according to Mr Beavan many of those also suffer because the time limits do not apply during the busiest part of the week - on the weekend.
Councillors this week agreed with a traffic committee recommendation rejecting pleas from the Beavans for a 15-minute time limit for the parking space outside their shop.
Mrs Beavan said only two cars could fit in the space, but often people parked all day without a thought for the effect on their business. Sometimes one car parked in a way that blocked another.
“On weekends they park all day, but weekends is when we're busiest,” she said.