Advertisement Email Previous articleConcert setting for Mozart’s Magic FluteNext articleTrumpet supremo Morris Northcutt for Cathedral concert Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook Michael Murphy at the speed activated traffic sign at Nelson’s CrossTRAFFIC calming measures at an accident blackspot in Castleconnell are causing total confusion.And Fine Gael local election candidate for Limerick City East, Michael Murphy is concerned that this confusion could lead to further serious accidents or fatalities at Nelson’s Cross.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The first-time local election candidate believes that the traffic calming measures introduced at the cross are confusing for motorists.“There has been one fatality and a number of accidents at this junction over the years. Two recent accidents saw one car end up on its roof and another end on its side,” Mr Murphy, a native of Gouig, Castleconnell, explained.Mr Murphy who ran a successful passenger transport business in Castleconnell supporting the local community for many years, explained why the new traffic calming measures are causing confusion.“A vehicle activated sign installed last year is set at 50km per hour. But motorists only become aware of this when you exceed this limit. The road markings either side of this junction on the R525 show the speed at 60km in both directions so everyone is confused. I am asking the council to clarify what is the limit? Is it 60km or 50km? People need to know.“The next Junction R525/L1105 (Skehan’s Cross) has a speed limit from both directions of 50km. People are of the opinion that 50km should also apply to Nelson’s Cross as it is seen as a far more dangerous junction,” he added.He is also calling for the realignment of an ESB Pole at Nelson’s Cross, which he says will help improve visibility at the junction. Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people TAGSLimerick CountyLocal Elections 2019politicpoliticsTransport NewsCommunityPoliticsConfusion at dangerous junction in County Limerick townBy Alan Jacques – May 12, 2019 731 WhatsApp Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Cake business Choccywoccydoodah has ceased trading and closed its stores in Brighton and Covent Garden.“Challenging trading conditions” have prompted the directors to instruct advisory firm Quantuma to place the business into Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation.Founded in 2001, Choccywoccydoodah was a specialist chocolatier, famous for designing and creating bespoke cakes. The company was established in Brighton, where it operated a store on Meeting House Lane, as well as running an outlet in Covent Garden, London.In 2009, it secured a deal to supply Selfridges Food Halls across the country with a collection of cakes, including personalised wedding and celebration cakes. From 2011 to 2014 it featured in a self-titled documentary series that followed staff producing cakes for a list of celebrities. All operations have now ceased, and both its Brighton and Covent Garden stores have closed.“Due to financial difficulties as a result of a challenging trading environment, increased costs and declining margins, Quantuma has been instructed by the directors to assist in placing the company into liquidation,” said Sean Bucknall, partner at Quantuma.“Quantuma has been in contact with customers that have been affected and will endeavour to make this as smooth a process as possible for all stakeholders.”Brighton & Hove Independent reported that the closure had left a number of customers without wedding cakes and out of pocket, as they had placed orders with the business. It added that a group of 40 cake-makers in the Sussex area had come together to help those customers by offering them a wedding cake at a reduced price.