The need for better infrastructure to be provided by Mayo County Council on the access roads to Mayo blue flag beaches, and on the beaches themselves, was raised by Fine Gael Westport based councillor Peter Flynn at this month’s meeting of Mayo County Council.
While the councillor said the local authority does a good job on retaining blue flag beach status on beaches across the county, nonetheless, he believes the emphasis and efforts cannot be simply confined to water quality and safety. The need for better roads, maintenance of culverts, and other basic infrastructure he argues, is equally important.
He highlighted problems at two of the county’s Blue Flag beaches - at Clare island and at Old Head.
Councillor Flynn outlined his concerns to Midwest News today.