Further upgrades on the cards for Parade

The Parade may be set for further upgrades to increase the usage of what has become one of the city’s most important civic spaces.

The Parade may be set for further upgrades to increase the usage of what has become one of the city’s most important civic spaces.

Last week, new wooden seating was brought in on the Parade’s benches, as the previous stone ones had “not found favour with the general public,” according to Cllrs Joe Reidy (FF) and Paul Cuddihy (FG).

County manager Joe Crockett has said that everyone wanted to see the space used as much as possible, and that the area had been the subject of consideration by the ‘Medieval Mile’ consultation team.

“[The consultant architects] suggested that there should be a number of small kiosks erected on the Parade that could sell things such as flowers or coffee,” Mr Crockett told the members.

“They also suggested that, in relation to the castle and the Design Centre, there is not enough linkage. They suggested there should be more use of the first courtyard in the Design Centre – that its use for [the Globe Theatre’s] Arts Festival performance could be done more routinely with music and theatre.”