Mountrath is next on the list for restrictions on street parking but, beforehand, councillors want consultation with local people on how it will operate.
Cllr James Kelly called on Laois County Council to undertake a consultation process at a recent meeting of Borris-in-Ossory, Mountmellick Municipal District.
He suggested the business people in Mountrath should be consulted with beforehand. Cllr Kelly said he would organise the meeting.
He said they are quite supportive but would like to know how it will operate. He added that there may be a demand for more car parking spaces.
Cllr Paddy Bracken said there was consultation before the introduction of by laws in Mountmellick. He said there was flexibility when it was introduced and parking issues have been sorted for business.
Cllr Brendan Phelan also backed the idea. He said people are concerned that there may not be enough free parking for people who want to do their shopping.
“We all know that the problem is that people park their cars at 7am in the morning and don’t come back until 7pm in the evening,” he said.
Laois County Council’s Acting senior executive engineer Brenda Cuddy confirmed that staff would attend a meeting to listen to concerns.