Dobbins welcomes progress on sea wall maintenance
A member of the steering group overseeing the wall maintenance, Cllr Dobbins said:
“Whilst I am not raising false hopes of this work being carried out anyway soon I am delighted at last that someone has stepped up to the mark and accepted responsibility.
“Transport NI have said that maintenance work underpinning and extending the wall will hopefully be carried out in the next financial year but it is very much dependant on available funding. We all know the immense stress that maintenance budgets are under as a result of the austerity budget, which the SDLP stood alone in opposing. This commitment must be viewed in that context.
“Although this is a step in the right direction, the steering group will continue to lobby to get this work done sooner rather than later to stop the risk of flooding to property, damage to the roads and for the safety of the residents”