Sinn Féin Westminster General Election candidate for East Derry has welcomed the news that 5 local beaches have recieved the Blue Flag award.
Cllr. Nicholl said “I am absolutely delighted that benone, Downhill, Portrush East Strand, West Strand and Portstewart have received the Blue Flag status. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world along the Causeway coastal route and this is great news as we head into summer and hopefully the good weather we are having lasts.”
“Having such well maintained beaches has a positive impact on local peoples lives who use the beaches year round for walking and other activities as well as helping to attract tourists. Local businesses will also benefit from those coming to enjoy our many attractions in this area.
He added “These awards also tell us of the great work being put in by staff to maintain the areas and that people using the areas are respecting them.”