Council managers at Newry, Mourne & Down are set to get dedicated parking spaces at the Bernish Viewpoint dogging site.
The news comes as Councils review their spending budgets ahead of the new financial year.
Liam Hancock, head of the Association for local Irish Councils, told Newry Spud:
“We’ve been looking to make some savings across the board and we’ve done this by closing down some community-based projects to do that. We find ourselves now in the situation where we can either build more bus lanes or another new Big Screen, this time directly in front of the Cathedral or spend it on ourselves and to be quite frank, I think we deserve a bit of a pat on the back.
We have therefore decided to purchase some dedicated parking spaces at Newry’s top dogging site at the Bernish Viewpoint. A few of the old boys like to head up there in their 2003 Mercs and we thought it’d be nice for them to have their own spaces.”
One council manager said:
“I like to go up to the Bernish because I don’t get any action at home and having a parking space means I wouldn’t have to worry about getting a spot.”