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Nine car park spaces allocated for casusal trading

Nine of the twenty eight parking spaces in the Crescent car park have been allocated for casual trading.

The spaces are on the left or southern side as one enters the car park.

New casual trading bye laws for County Roscommon came into place on January 1st 2020.

The bye laws contain the various rules and regulations on how trading can take place in the county and include the following:

  • The annual fee pitch will be €300
  • A Tax Clearance Certificate from the Revenue Commissioners must be lodged with each completed application form.
  • A licence for Casual Trading will only be valid for a maximum of three days per week in the County of Roscommon and for a maximum of two days in any one town.
  • The trading days in County Roscommon are designated as Thursday to Saturday inclusive. Mart days are also designated as trading days in respect of the town in which the mart is taking place.
  • Casual Trading shall only take place at the times and days specified in the licence and shall be between the hours of 8.00am and 6.30pm.
  • A person shall not park a vehicle in the Casual Trading Area during allocated trading hour
  • A licensed trader shall not park a vehicle in the Casual Trading Area during trading hours unless such vehicle is being used for Casual Trading and is wholly parked within the area of the Casual Trading Pitch specified in the Casual Trading Licence.
  • Trading will be permitted outside of the designated days in the following circumstances:
    1. Christmas week
    2. Easter Week
    3. St Patrick’s Day
    4. Traditional Fair Days relevant to the particular town

Application forms and information packs for Casual Trading Pitches are now available at Roscommon County Council’s Environment Department, 090 66 37260 or www.roscommoncoco.ie.  Completed forms should be returned to the Senior Executive Officer, Environment Department, Aras an Chontae, Roscommon or casual [email protected] by 28th February 2020.

Penalties will apply as specified under Section 14 of the Act for anyone who contravenes any of the bye laws.

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