Alex Easton MLA has expressed fears that the Balloo wetlands path will be closed for some period of time.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am disappointed that Balloo wetlands path has had to be closed due to part of the wooden walk way structure having collapsed. The area is owned by the Council and managed by Ulster Wildlife. I have been concerned for a number of years that the wooden walkways were not being preserved over the years so that the structure would not rot. Unfortunately this is the case and it will probably be a long period before the Council can either repair the structure to make it safe or come up with new proposals. I would urge the Council to take the necessary action as soon as possible so the path can be reopened to the public as soon as possible.”