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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Weir (Local Democracy Reporter)

MEA Council discuss plans to safeguard historic pier

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is preparing a business case to safeguard the future of the historic King William Pier in Carrickfergus.

A structural survey is required to “determine the extent of work required for the longevity of the pier”, a report to the council’s Direct Services Committee says.

Officers are currently consulting with sailors and other users of the harbour about designating specific zones for powered and motor free vessels.

Previously, boat owners were forbidden from tethering vessels to Carrick’s most historic pier in a bid to reduce further movement which had been monitored ahead of repointing work at a cost of £5,000 last year.

The location is where King William III landed and where a Royal Landing re-enactment takes place annually.

Meanwhile, the council has reported that health and safety repairs were completed in August at Ballylumford Harbour, in Islandmagee to preserve the harbour defence walls and footpath areas.

A meeting has been held with Islandmagee Boat Club to discuss berths in the harbour.


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