Naas AIB bank staff asked not to park in estate

BANK call centre staff who have discommoded a group of local residents because of their parking habits have been asked to change their ways.

BANK call centre staff who have discommoded a group of local residents because of their parking habits have been asked to change their ways.

Problems caused by AIB staff who park in the Sundays Well estate, opposite where they work at offices just off the Blessington Road, were highlighted by town councillor Pat Clear.

Naas Town Council wrote to the AIB headquarters pointing out that the area has become congested as a result of staff parking there – to avoid paying for parking elsewhere.

“We want the staff of be respectful of their neighbours. We have received a letter from the town council and we have replied to this. Staff have been made aware that we received a letter from the council,” an AIB spokeswoman told the Leader.

The residents claimed that staff at the AIB call centre are using roads in the Sundays Well to park for up to twelve hours a day.

“There are over 30 cars parked on roads here up to 9 o’clock at night and now some are now beginning to park on the double yellow lines at the entrance to the estate,” a resident told the Leader last week.

“It is a huge problem because people cannot drive out of their driveways safely and because the roads are narrow it is not possible for the cars to pass safely when the vehicles are left on the road,” the resident added.

Cllr. Clear said that people who work in the AIB and live close by have little excuse for parking and for others the nearby car park at the former Heddermans fuel depot can be used - at a cost of €5 a day.

A number of estates – particularly those areas close to Naas town centre - have faced similar issues directly as a result of the introduction of pay parking in the town.

These include the Sycamores at Sallins Road and at Lakelands, where the problem was even more acute because of the proximity of Naas Hospital, where parking charges are also in force.

Resident of Lakeside Park have also complained about motorists parking along roads there.