The beach season in Mayo needs to be expanded out in terms of facilities provided by Mayo County Council. That’s the view of the Special Policy Committee (SPC) of the local authority on the Environment.
The issue was discussed at a recent meeting of the committee, where it was agreed, that despite the additional cost, the season needs to extend out from June to Easter and further out in September.
It was agreed that the focus needs to stay on the county’s existing Blue Flag beaches, and additional facilities around harbours and piers for disabled access, together with capital funding for carparks and toilets.
Westport based Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn, a member of the SPC, has been speaking to Midwest News about the need to find additional funding for coast facilities in light of the pandemic, weather patterns and the emphasis on staycations.