€100,000 will help trans­form beau­ti­ful beach at Sea­point

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

The beau­ti­ful stretch of strand at Sea­point beach is one step closer to the goal of achiev­ing Green Flag sta­tus this week, af­ter €100,000 was al­lo­cated for vil­lage en­hance­ments.

Lo­cal Cllr Oliver Tully said the long-awaited clean-up of the fore­shore can now take place, some­thing the lo­cals and vis­i­tors had been wait­ing a long time for.

“The plan with this fund­ing is to enhance the Sea­point beach area, and whilst we can’t go for a Blue Flag award, we can aim for Green,” he ex­plains.

“The wa­ter qual­ity here has never failed to be any­thing other than ex­cel­lent, so we can’t wait to get stuck into the work.”

The fund­ing is part of an al­lo­ca­tion of €892,000 for 12 Louth projects, which it’s hoped will help boost tourism and re­vi­talise lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

It comes in un­der the Town and Vil­lage Re­newal Scheme and is used to in­crease the at­trac­tive­ness of lo­cal towns and vil­lage as a lo­cal com­mer­cial and so­cial cen­tre, and in­crease its sus­tain­abil­ity as a place in which to live and work.

“There were toi­lets at Sea­point about 15 years ago, and un­til they are re­placed we can’t achieve a Blue Flag, but a ma­jor clean-up had to be post­poned un­til we got this fund­ing and now we are de­lighted we can fi­nally get started again,” he adds.

“€42,000 has also been ear­marked for Bal­tray, and it’s hoped work can start soon on a plan to in­stall a view­ing plat­form on the prom­e­nade, to get a bet­ter view of some of the nat­u­ral wildlife.”

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