Repair works taking place at storm-damaged Herring Pond in Portstewart

Work is taking place at the Herring Pond. Picture: McAuley Multimedia.

REPAIR works at a popular attraction on the north coast are taking place.

The Herring Pond in Portstewart is particularly well-known for its ‘duck dive’ fundraiser on St Patrick’s Day.

Causeway Coast & Glens Council has confirmed a contractor has been appointed to start work at site.

The work should be completed by next Tuesday (weather/tides permitting).

A council spokesperson said that the work entails replacing the concrete pathway and handrail which were damaged by storms.

Portstewart resident Shane Laverty said: “Causeway Coast and Glens Council must be credited for moving very quickly to restore public access to the famous Herring Pond swimming area in Portstewart.

“Infrastructure is being reestablished and looks even more robust than before in order to withstand some of the fierce northerly winter storms.”

He went on to congratulate Councillors Angela Mulholland and Mayor of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Mark Fielding.

Mr Laverty added: “This is a great boost especially as we emerge from the present health crisis.”

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