Lennox Head market parks assessed

THE Lennox Head Community Market will reassess its parking situation after a road was recently blocked to fire trucks.

A Lennox Head Rural Fire Service truck and a Byron Bay NSW Fire and Rescue truck were called to an automatic fire alarm at the Lake Ainsworth Sports and Recreational Centre on Pacific Parade.

Part of the access road to the Sports and Recreational Centre was blocked by Sunday's market-goers and their cars.

The Byron Bay truck had to use the Old Mining Road around the western side of the lake to reach its destination.

"The market-holders had their cars or their stalls on the road and that stopped (crews) from getting through," Rural Fire Service Far North Coast operations manager Bob Wilcox said.

"The Byron Bay truck went around the western side of the lake to access the centre.

"I understand the group captain spoke to the market managers who said it would not happen again."

The incident at the sports and recreational centre was a false alarm.

Joni Teal, of the Lennox Head Community Markets, said access to the sports and recreation centre was still gained via Camp Drewe Rd (Old Mining Road) on Sunday.

The slight complication gave Ms Teal an opportunity to reassess the access points.

"We are going to instigate a strategy that will allow for two access points," she said.



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