Social Democrats Cllr for Greystones Jodie Neary has welcomed confirmation that the railings on the steps leading down to the water at The Cove in Greystones are due to be replaced. While a timeline is not available at present, the Council are engaging in their contacts to carry out the work in the near future.
“I am delighted that the steps going down to the water in The Cove are due to be replaced after I have raised this on many occasions since the railing was showing wear and tear. Recently, the railing on the steps leading to the water has been quite hazardous for those using it to enter the water for swimming.
“Overall, I have been calling for the maintenance of existing seafront infrastructure to ensure the safety of sea swimmers and beach users, and to encourage sea swimming which has brought many mental and physical benefits to people especially during COVID.
“I previously held a public zoom meeting on the issue of seafront infrastructure in Greystones and met with sea swimmers to get their take on what’s needed in the area to manage our seafront sustainably. One key concern was the quality of the railing and the need to improve them to secure greater access for people including those with mobility issues.
“I will remain in contact with the Council on the repair of the railings and the overall future sustainable development of our much-loved seafront amenity” concludes Cllr Neary.