As soon as @Anotherjohn mentioned this solution to me it was a lightbulb moment for me!
It's the perfect solution but no one seems to want to listen to us!
We are both on D Rd day in & day out so see everything & both of us are nosy too, hope you don't mind me saying that boss but it's true
I've checked with Laurel's are they are more than happy with this & so are all other traders I am aware of.
Having a parking bay/bays on the wide pavement outside Paddy Power & leaving the other side of the Road/Pavement free to let the traffic flow seems to be the best solution
Makes a whole lot of sense to me