Councillor Declan Power on the beach.
Independent Councillor Declan Power has asked Louth County Council to consider installing boardwalks on our beaches.
“Our blue and green flag beaches are wonderful natural resources to be enjoyed by all” the Clogherhead Councillor said.
“Unfortunately we do not cater for those with disabilities and this needs to change.”
He points out that there are usually several disabled car parking bays at beach car parks, but the person with the disability must struggle to get anywhere near the beach or the sea.
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“Boardwalks would make a huge difference on our beaches, not alone for those with disabilities but also for the parents/guardians who struggle to wheel their buggies and prams on to the sand and can often be seen struggling to drag them as they look for a prominent spot to relax and enjoy the amenity” Cllr. Power said.
Louth County County Council have agreed to bring this concept to their design consultants with possibilities of installing board walks in the future.
“I think the response from LCC was a positive one and I would hope that we have at least one beach done by next year” Power said.
“It is important that as a Council we cater for the needs of everyone, especially those with disabilities.”