Roy Beggs MLA has been contacted by local Greenisland businesses who have suffered a significant loss of trade due to traffic diversion during the upgrading of the water mains on the Station Road, Greenisland. The MLA has called on NI Water to increase the prominence of signage highlighting that access is available to local businesses on the Station Road and Glassillan Court, Greenisland.
Roy Beggs MLA said “Local traders on the Station Road and at Glassillan Court, Greenisland provide important services to the local community. Now that local access is once more available travelling down the Station Road to Knockfergus Park, access is greatly improved. I would urge customers to once more support these local traders.”
The Ulster Unionist MLA said, “I have been contacted by local businesses who have suffered a significant loss of trade whilst contractors are installing new water mains on the Station Road, Greenisland, for NI Water. I have highlighted this disruption with NI Water and asked them to increase the awareness that there is access to homes, churches and local businesses on the Station Road and to the shops at Glassillan Court, Greenisland. “Road Closed” seems to be the most prominent signage whilst secondary signs indicating access being available to local businesses is being missed by many.”
In conclusion Roy Beggs MLA said “Having spoken to contractors I am aware that they will be taking a short Easter break and will be working during the Easter week holiday period. I have pressed NI Water that the work which was scheduled to be completed by the 18th April will be completed as soon as possible so that disruption would be kept to a minimum.”