Team work and joined-up thinking between local authorities and businesses, as exemplified by Waterford’s new joint car parking initiative, is one of several steps that will assist the city’s economic revival.
That was the optimistic assessment offered by an upbeat Waterford Chamber Chief Executive Michael Garland, when discussing the new half-price car parking pilot scheme that will run from November 9th to Christmas Eve.
“There is so much going on at the moment in the city, much of it behind the scenes and ongoing which I can’t as of yet go into, but there is cause to be optimistic about the direction that Waterford is heading in,” he said.
“What a venture like the parking scheme demonstrates, given that it’s a coming together of Chamber, City Council and the City Centre Retail Association, is that when you have a coming together of like-minded people, when you have unity in strength, you can get things done for the better.
“And it’s this sort of joined-up approach that will make this city more attractive to the public, who will in turn, through word of mouth, get the message out there that Waterford city centre is an attractive, quality retail destination.”
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