The Herron Pond in Portstewart has been closed for some time due to storm damage to the path and handrails at the site.
The damage has meant the popular swimming venue hasn’t been in use, dispite easing of lockdown, due to safety concerns.
Council have however now employed contractors and work has begun fixing and making the facilities usable again. This work is due to be completely for this coming Tuesday (June 30th).
A Portstewart resident, Shane Laverty, has spoken out congratulating local council on restoring access saying:
“Causeway Coast and Glens Council must be credited for moving very quickly to restore public access to the famous Herring Pond swimming area in Portstewart.
“Infrastructure is being reestablished and looks even more robust than before in order to withstand some of the fierce northerly winter storms.”
Thanking both Councillors Angela Mulholland and Mayor of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Mark Fielding, Mr Laverty congratulates both “for restoring faith in our local city fathers”, concluding:
“This is a great boost especially as we emerge from the present health crisis.”