Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Portrush and an esplanade built on sand

10th Sep 2014: Closure of steps at East Strand, Portrush

Closure: Coleraine Borough Council is advising residents and visitors that both sets of steps at East Strand in Portrush will be closed for up to five weeks for repair and reinforcement work. Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Council will keep residents informed as to when the steps will reopen again.

I thought, perhaps, that the sea had wrought havoc once again on the new esplanade at Portrush's East Strand but I'm told that the current works are a pre-emptive measure.

Extra layer of breeze blocks being added to the wall supporting the steps

This shambles poses serious questions about the quality of the public procurement process.