4 October 2017
By Mary Bermingham
Cork County Council, through the Age Friendly Alliance and The Great Island Community Forum in Cobh, is committed to improving the lives of Older People in the County. This includes facilitating older members of the community to get out and about with ease. To this end, the Council, through its Age friendly Towns of Bandon, Cobh, Mitchelstown and Kinsale, has started to implement Age Friendly parking spaces in town centres in consultation with the local older community. In Cobh there are two new spaces on West Beach, identified by a sign post.
Age friendly parking spaces are courtesy spaces (similar to parent and baby spaces) and are subject to the normal parking fees in Cobh. The Public are being asked to respect these spaces and leave them free for Older People to use. The Great Island Community Forum hope that all drivers in Cobh will get on board with this new initiative to make Cobh a more Age Friendly, supportive place to live and visit.